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Advise for Sponsoring In-laws B1/B2 Visa while on Vacation in India
Hi, we are planning to travel to India soon for personal reasons which cannot be avoided. But we have my In-laws B2 visa interview schedule during the same time. Is it ok or will there be any issue. Pleas advise.
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need help for access new portal
I have paid the visa fee both my parents in July 2023 and was looking for appointment later i realised that ds 160 should match with appointment confirmation and . ds 160 forms are expired due to not completing in time. so i created new one and tried to add in portal. it is showing father: PARTIALLY PAID\
and mother NOT PAID.

i went to hyd fingerprints office NO REPLY have tried to mail them in portal they are not responding and nor lifting the call.
can anybody please help me how to retrieve the fee for both otherwise visa fee will go waste. this is happening since 3 months.
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Chances to get visa
Hi
My brother-in-law passed away on 31dec 2023 I applied for emergency visa and got done bio metric on 4 jan 2024 and I have visa appointment on 16 jan 2024
And I applied visa to attend his cremation which is on 8 jan 2024
Will they give visa on this situation
How should I convince them that I have to complete some rituals according to our religion..
Please help me regarding…
Thank you
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Can we use I-134 scanned form
Hi All - For my parents, I have filled and signed I-134 form, is it okay to send scan copy to parents so that they can share with with consulate, or it needs to be actual wet signed document?

Thanks!
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Telugu translator in Delhi Consulate for B1/B2 visa
My mother-in-law got a visa interview slot for January at the Delhi consulate for a B1/B2 visa. However, she only speaks Telugu and does not know Hindi or English. Does the Delhi consulate provide Telugu translators? If so, what is the process to request one? Has anyone here had a similar experience needing a Telugu translator for a visa interview in Delhi?
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B2 visa on the lost and later recovered passport
My parents-in-law, who are currently in India, have been granted a B2 visa in May 2023. Unfortunately, they lost their passports (in India) and have reported the loss to the local police, filing a complaint.

They applied for a new passport and received it in last week. However, they found their old passport which had B2 visa.

Can they travel to USA on the visa which was stamped on the recovered passport?
OR
Do they have to redo stamp their visa again onto new passport?

Any suggestion would be much appreciated.
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B1/B2 Visa wavier
Hello All,

I previously had b1/b2 visa which is expired in Oct 2023. I applied for renewal and got interview wavier option.

I filled and submitted DS160 on 23OCT2023. Paid fee on 25thOCT and initially i got date in May2024 in Hyderabad. Later i got to know that documents can be dropped at any location.
When i re-checked i got an appointment on 01-Nov-2023 in New Delhi. I booked New Delhi appointment and went to Hyderabad VAC and submitted required documents
1. old and new passports
2. submitted DS160 form
3. 2 copies of recent 50x50 photos.

from 02nd Nov to 08th Nov status showed as delivered to post
09th Nov status showed as origination scan
10th Nov passport ready for pick up.

Went and collected passport from Hyderabad VAC. Happy to share that i got b1/b2 visa renewed for 10 yrs.
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Administrative processing case 221g B1/B2 from Australia for Indian National.
Case History: I have been issued a B1/B2 visa from India in 2017 year for 10 years. I went to the USA for 34 days and came back to India. In the following year, the embassy called me to the consulate in India and interviewed me again, kept my passport with them, and cancelled my visa. As I did nothing wrong during my visit to the USA, no crime, no overstay, and no work, but, for unknown reasons they cancelled my visa. They asked me to apply again if I wanted to.

I applied for my visa for the same visa again in India but again refused without asking any questions in the interview.
Then, I moved to Australia and did my did study here, then again I tried to apply for visa, the VO gave me 221g and told me that there was nothing wrong with my profile but on the very next day, I received a 214b refusal through email.

 This year, I applied again for same visa, and got interviewed again, and all went good in the interview, VO just want to know why my visa got cancelled as he didn't find anything wrong with my profile, said me that he has review my case in detail and given me 221g and returned my passport as well.

After 15 days, I got an email that they are ready to continue my visa application and require my passport. I sent my passport to embassy and my CEAC status got changed from Refused to Administrative Processing. Its been 4 days today including saturday and sunday, there has been no update on CEAC.

Just worried what is going on?
if somebody have same experience, can you please share?

Thanks.
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Visa refused under 221g
Hi i just got interviewed on 10 oct 2023 my sister is usa citizen mother is on green card i have pending petition f4 and have wedding on 17 feb 2024 of my niece
Question asked
What is the purpose of you visit
When your sister went to usa
Which visa she went on usa
What are you doing right now
My wife only asked what are you doing mem
And then you are not elligabel right now pls try again later
I have 3 kids 5 years and 17 months old i don know why i got rejected. Please guide me can i reapply in january does it effect again 221g.
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My B1/B2 Visa experience
So before I start revealing my experience , I would highly recommend these 2 Key rules for this entire process - Be honest & Be confident.

Basically the whole process happens in 3 phases.

1. Submitting a DS 160 & Visa scheduling
2. Bio metrics
3. Visa interview

My experience is with reference to B1 B2 Tourist visa in Chennai consulate

I filed my DS 160 myself it’s very important that you provide details with utmost honesty . Because this is very important and this details will be with Visa officer during your third phase. Once the form is filed you can submit your DS160.

Scheduled my interview ( you get two dates , one for biometrics and one for visa interview ) . I had 10 days between this two interviews

BIOMETRICS -

On the day of biometrics , carry your DS 160 confirmation page , Appointment letter & of course your passport ( current & old ). They dint ask for old but it’s better you take them. This process is quite straightforward.

Phone was allowed ( switched off )
NO smart watches
NO airpods

My appointment was @ 2.30pm.I was allowed by 1.20pm itself and I was out by 2.15 pm

1. Security over the gate will check if you really have appointment to your name
2. If you have appeared with the right appointment ,you will asked get inside the premises and there will be a queue ( was my longest around 20 mins ).
3. You will directed to the actual VFS office which will be on the first floor.
4. There will be a security check ( just like airport ) .Once its cleared you will be sent to a counter where your documents ( DS-160, Appointment & Passport will be checked
    and marked with pencil ). Importantly, your passport will be sticked with a barcode on your passport.
5. You will be directed to the biometric hall ( many biometric windows will be there , you will be asked for the passport and your name and age will be reconfirmed). They will
    ask you place left & right 4 fingers --then both your thumb.

VISA INTERVIEW:

Had 10 days gap between my biometrics and interview phase.

My interview was @ 11.30pm . I was there by 10.20am. I was out by 10.40 am

NO phones allowed.
NO bags allowed
Only your passport & all supporting documents

1. So on the day of my interview, i was formally dressed and had a folder with all my supporting documents. I had them properly organized for avoiding hassle. I reached 1 hour prior to my slot and was immediately allowed inside the premises.
2. An officer checked my passport and marked my presence in his official gadget
3. Another office with his access ID waited swiped his card and allowed me inside a hall.
4, There was a security check in this hall ( like airport ) and once its over was directed outside this hall to connect the actual consulate ( this is where visa interview happens )
5. I was asked for my language preference ( English ) and was allowed in a queue . In 2 mins time i was allocated with a window with officer. I was placed 3rd in the queue.
6. Both parties left happily after their interview and it was audible.
7, I was called by the officer and I greeted him. He greeted me back and asked for my passport alone.
                        Can I have your passport? -- Sure officer (gave my current passport)
                         Is it business/tourism? -- I explained in two sentence ( I was travelling with my wife )
                         Does your wife holds a visa visa? Yes officer
                         Has she travelled to US before ? Yes officer, she had travelled twice before.
                         Does she work? Yes officer, She is employed ( works in so & so and does so & so )
                         How long are u guys married ? we are married since ..
                         Do you have kids ? No officer
                         Have you travelled outside India ? Yes officer ..mentioned the countries i have travelled to
                         Do you know anyone in the USA? Yes officer ...mentioned my relatives
                        Where do they live in the USA?.. They live in the Jersey and mentioned exact address
                        How long you intent to stay there? 3 weeks officer
                      
OK , Place your fingers and as i was doing that i was told my visa is approved.

My passport was kept and i got my visa in 2 working days.

SUGGESTIONS:

1. Dress formally
2. Have necessary documents in place
3. Take someone with you to interview place if possible ( for holding your belongings )
4. Be honest
5.Be confident

                                                                                                                               GOOD LUCK
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