H1B Visa 2015 – Frequently Asked Questions – Updates

H1B Visa 2015 Start Date, Fee, Sponsors, Cap count updates, News by USCIS

Updated : May 21st, 2014. (H1B 2016 FAQs )

This page will have all the information regarding H1B Visa 2015 filing like FAQs, latest news, useful articles, etc.

Did you miss FY 2015 lottery ? Looking for details of FY 2016 ?

Check out -> H1B Visa 2016 – Start Info, Sponsos, Fees, News , FAQs 

Flash News Update  : 

  • May 5th : USCIS announced today that data entry of all FY15 H-1B cap petitions has been completed. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap petitions that were not selected in the lottery. They have announced it on their twitter and facebook pages.
  • April 18th : USCIS announced that they will begin H1B FY 2015 premium processing from April 28th, 2014. Previously they announced that they will begin, ‘no later than April 28th’. They just clarified that. You can read on USCIS website  
  • April 11th : USCIS announced that it received about 172,500 petitions for the H1B Visa 2015 Quota. Read USCIS : 172,500 Received – H1B Lottery Summary 
  • April 7th USCIS H1B Visa 2015 Cap Reached on April 7th. 

H1B Visa 2015 – Latest News Updates , Articles 

Looking for H1B Cap Daily Updates ?  Check  H1B Visa 2015 Cap count Updates Page 

Frequently Asked Questions about H1B Visa FY 2015 

When will H1B Visa 2015 Season Begin ?

USCIS accepted H1B Visa 2015 applications from April 1st, 2014. They had the window open for 5 working days. USCIS stopped accepting H1B Petitions for FY 2015 from Monday April 7th as more applications were received than the required cap of 85,000 petitions.

What would be the Cap count for H1B Visa 2015 quota ?

No changes to the H1B Cap for FY15, the immigration reform discussions did not go through, the cap limit remained same as last year.

  • Regular H1B Quota : 65,000
  • Masters H1B Quota : 20,000
  • It is to be noted that 6,800 visas every year are set aside for Singapore and Chile Free trade agreement filings, which is called as H1B1 program.

Would there be lottery for H1B Visa 2015 ?

We had H1B visa Lottery for fiscal year 2014. USCIS received about 172,500 petitions for FY 2015 . Our predictions were right, you can read the article H1B Visa 2015 Lottery Prediction analysis 

How soon should I start planning for H1B Visa 2015 ?

[ Updated : H1B Sesaon is over for FY 15, plan for next year FY 2016 ] Well, there is nothing like too early… Getting a good H1B Sponsor can be a challenge these days. You need to find a job that fits your profile and find a sponsor that has a job for you.  Some employers want to test out the capabilities of the candidate before they plan to sponsor H1B Visa. Typically, they would like students with masters from US work for them on internship or co-op.  If they like the candidate then they will sponsor H1B visa.  If you are planning to land in US from overseas countries like India, it could be even challenging to find a good sponsor. Maybe you would need to work with global IT services companies and make your way up. It can involve lot of internal process to get the process initiated… You are never early…. Read Step by Step Plan to Apply for H1B 2015 

How do I find Sponsors for H1B visa 2015 ?

This is probably the most asked question.  It can be a challenge to find a good sponsor. We have written quite a few articles on this topic. The fundamental concept of finding a good employer does not change.  You can use our H1B Visa Sponsors Database  and search for sponsors in a city or zip code. Check out the above links under 2015 latest news and updates for the current year’s article to find sponsors. You can also, read our last year’s article :  How to find H1B Visa sponsors, avoid fraud 

What would be the H1B Filing fee for Fiscal year 2015 ? 

There has not been any changes in the filing fee for the past couple of years. It did not change for fiscal year 2014.  The  H1B Visa 2015 filing fee can range anywhere from  $1,575 to $4,325  based on the size of the company (number of employees ). Also, the attorney fee can range from $700 to $3000. If you go for premium processing again that is $1225.  You can check out the detail break up of fee at : H1B Visa Filing Fee Details – Who Pays for What ?  

H1B Visa Immigration Reform – CIR – Proposed Changes ? The comprehensive immigration reform has not passed yet.  But, lets say, if it gets passed, the below changes may happen.

  • Annual H1B Cap will be increased from 65,000 per year to 110,000. If exteme demand, it can go up to a maximum of 180,000.
  • The H1B quota for STEM degree holders from American Schools will increase from 20,000 to 25,000
  • H1B Visa fees can up to USD $10,000.
  • More stringent rules on H1B visa adjudication.
  • Mandatory LCA posting on DOL website for at least 30 days, before it is certified.

You can read Summary of CIR – Immigration reform – H1B Visa and Green Card  . We will keep you posted with updates on CIR and H1B visa changes for this year, if any. Did I miss anything ?  Do you have any other questions ?

23268 comments… add one

  • om sairam Nov 26, 2014 Reply

    Hi,

    Me case was approved on Nov 20th. When my lawyer will receive the approval copy?

    Prompt response would be appreciated.

    • Rats Nov 26, 2014 Reply

      in 7 working days. let me know which centre your receipt no?

      • om sairam Nov 26, 2014 Reply

        California

  • TCS_Bnglre Nov 26, 2014 Reply

    Hi All,

    As an avid follower of redbus2us, sharing my experience at Chennai consulate and process with all. Hope it helps –

    Petition submitted – 1st April 2014
    Lottery got selected (came to know) – around June first week
    RFE submission last date – 23rd July 2014
    RFE documents requested –
    Valid and Signed SOW
    Milestone Plans
    Organizational Chart
    Offer Letter and Terms of Employment, Benefits Summary, and any Promotion or Salary Letters
    Full U.S. contact information for the associate’s direct supervisor at the U.S. project location
    End-Client Confirmation Letter and BRM Letter

    Submitted all the above documents on 15th July

    Petition approval : Aug 20 (But my employer notified me only by Oct end)

    *OFC date 24th Nov

    Docs to carry : Appointmaint confirmation, DS 160 confirmation, passport, 2 photos(in case OFC has an issue)

    My appointment was at 10 AM, reached around 9:30. There were already two queues, one for 9:00 AM and another for 10:00 AM slot. 10:00 AM queue started moving right at 10. They were allowing 10-15 people at a time. My turn

    came at around 10:15. After entering the gate there were two greeters were sitting outside the building, one checked my appointment details, and another matched DS160 form information with passport details. Second greeter wrote

    the appointment serial number on DS160 confirmation page and told to go to the first floor.

    In first floor, there was two cubiles outside the room. In the first cubicle, asked me DS 160 and passport, not sure what he checked but returned and told to go to the next cubicle. In next cubilcle couple of people were sitting, one of

    them took my passport and DS 160, and asked my name. After confirming she pasted a label (this label is based on appointment serial number) back of the passport.

    Then went inside the room, there was another cubicle, where I had to give my passport, DS160 again. He gave me a token slip and told to check the monitor for my turn. It was not even 10 seconds, my turn came and went to one of

    the glass counter.

    In the counter, he took my DS 160, Appointment confirmation, passport and token. Asked my name, DOB and purpose of visit. Told appropriately. Then he took the fingerprints and pic.

    That’s it, done for the day.

    *PA date 25th Nov

    Docs to carry : Appointmaint confirmation, DS 160 confirmation, passport, 2 photos(in case there is system issue), Petition, Promotion letter, last 2 month’s Salary slips, degree certificate and marksheets, updated CV, also safe to

    carry – SOW, End client letter, BRM letter (if you are not asked for RFE, definitely counselor will definitely ask for SOW, ECL).

    Appointment was at 9:00 AM, I had already heard that, there will be huge rush, so went early. When I reached around 7:50, there were two queues, for 8:00 and 8:30 slots outside the building. There was a person with a tab, who was

    checking each and every one’s passport’s backside label for appointment details.

    At 8:00 AM, he allowed to start forming a queue for 9:00 AM slot. He came and checked my passport and let us go to other side at 8:30. However, there were still lot of people standing in 8:30 queue. So, I would advice, better go

    early and try to be front end of the queue, otherwise, you might need to wait for other queues to finish their first step.

    When I reached other side, there were atleast 150 people statnding in the queue for security check. Just before the security check, one person stamped on the DS 160, that application is received. My turn came around 9:15 AM,

    after security check, I went inside the building (one thing mention that, they were allowing single girl candidates without having them wait in this queue), where I had to put everything in a tray and cross another security check. After

    that went inside a room, from there, we were directed to go to another building for interview.

    Once reached the other building I gave my passport, to a reception kind of counter. She pasted a token on the frontside of the passport. Then went further in, and stood in a queue for hardly 2 mins. Here my fingerprints were taken in

    a counter.

    Reached waiting lobby (interview counters are here only), and sat for around 10-15 mins. I would advice to keep a close eye on the monitor. Your token number might just flash for a second and go.

    Then finally, my turn came…

    Agian a queue, there were 3 candidates before me. It took around 20 mins for them.

    VO asked me to come forward…

    VO : Hello, how are you doing today?
    Me: Hi, I am doing fine.

    VO : Please give me your passport.
    Me : Handed over.

    VO : Is it your first visit to US?
    Me : Yes, it would be my first visit, if VISA is approved.

    VO : So, you are working for Tata?
    Me : Yes I am working for TCS

    VO : Do you have a client?
    Me : Yes, my client’s name is XYZ.

    VO : Sorry what was that?
    Me : Repeated the same, and she got it this time.

    VO : What is your designation?
    Me : My designation is ABC in India, I working as a in US.

    VO : How many years are you in TCS?
    Me : I am working for Q years and WW months.

    VO : What would be your salary in US?
    Me : My salary would be SS thousand and RR hundred.

    VO : Where you will be going in US?
    Me : AA city in BB state.

    VO: Oh! that’s a very cold place :)
    Me : Yes :)

    VO : Your VISA is approved, please take this pamphelt…enjoy your stay.
    Me : Thanks a lot…

    It didn’t last more than 10 mins, she didn’t even asked for any documents… :)

  • praveen Nov 25, 2014 Reply

    Hi

    Any updates on RFE at vermont centre??

    waiting since jully 21st

  • SSingh Nov 25, 2014 Reply

    Hi,

    Has anyone seen any movement on USCIS site for Vermont office ( EACxxxx) cases ? Has anyone got his case approved in last one week from Vermont center ?

    • Roy - RFE RR Nov 25, 2014 Reply

      None that I saw till now, mine is in Vermont center too, waiting since Oct 23rd for RFE RR.

      • CCIE Nov 25, 2014 Reply

        Mine approved on Nov. 18th with the following:
        Case # : EAC 14-141-5xxxx
        Case Submitted : April 10th
        RFE : Aug 04th
        RFE Responded : Oct 29th
        Approved : Nov 18th

    • Aarti Nov 26, 2014 Reply

      Mine is also vermont centre , RFE RR since Oct21 donno when they gonna approve . .

  • PA dates Nov 25, 2014 Reply

    Hi All,
    Please let me know the availability dates for PA as of today?

  • Visa Approved Nov 25, 2014 Reply

    Hi All

    My H1b Visa approved in Chennai
    My student visa was rejected twice in 2010

    Question asked;
    Will you be working for Employer or Client?- Client
    Client Name? -XYZ
    You visa was refused twice, Ok ……your visa is approved Sir

    I said thanks and left…
    Thanks to every one who share their experiences.

  • h1bwaiting-REF-RR Nov 24, 2014 Reply

    Any updates in the RFE RR ? Im still waiting frm Aug 11th. California center regular process.

    • Waiting RFERR Aug Nov 25, 2014 Reply

      No not yest from Aug 06

  • munna Nov 24, 2014 Reply

    I got H1B Visa on Sep 2012 for Employer A. Entered into USA with Employer A stamped Visa.

    Employer A Stamped Visa Expiry Date:
    09/31/2013

    have done H1B Transferred with Employer B(desi Consultancy) along with I94 extension

    Employer B Status:
    H1B valid from 2014 to 2017.

    Now i got the new offer from Employer C . They want to do H1B transfer with them. Issue is, i have been bench in Employer B so I don’t have payslip for the past 60 days (Have last Payslip generated on Oct 6 2014). Employer C doesn’t know about it.

    Questions:

    Can i do H1 BTransfer with Employer C in Normal or premium Process?

    Can i get Affidavit for 60 days from Employer B since they
    are not willing to generate the paystub while am in bench?

    If Suppose H1B transfer with Employer C got denied or out of status
    Shall i continue to work with Employer B Approved I 797A?

    Can i go to India now(out of USA) and do transfer with Employer C with no payslip and come back with stamped by Employer C ?

    Awaiting your response.

    Thanks in Advance

  • waiting Nov 24, 2014 Reply

    My case was on initial Review since April-2014
    But now i got following info. Experts please suggest.

    We have placed your case on a processing hold because the required security checks remain pending. Until we receive the results of these security checks, we cannot move forward on your case. We require the results of security checks before we make a decision on any pending case.
    We cannot predict when we will receive the results of these security checks. Please be assured that we will make every effort to make a decision in your case as soon as the security checks are complete.

  • Waiting Nov 24, 2014 Reply

    I am,really sad to ask…I have aplied h1b still no response,for lottery result …how,come is,this possible? 8 months . And still no lottery result? Wot is,happening ? I cannot wait bo more please,gov ur opinions

    • H1b_BLR Nov 26, 2014 Reply

      Did you check with you employer? They can only help you to a answer this.

  • denial Nov 24, 2014 Reply

    If you are selected in the lottery and got petition denial then you come under cap-exemption for next time. Mostly after one year you may again apply as cap-exemption, that means, no need to apply in April only, you can apply at any time the petition is that true?

    • Nick Nov 25, 2014 Reply

      The answer is No.
      Only if you have valid H1 Petition in the past (which has expired now), then you can apply for Out of Cap subject to maximum of 6 years since being on H1 status.
      If your petition was denied, you were never on H1 status.

  • RFE_Sept04 Nov 24, 2014 Reply

    Hi,

    My RFE was responded on 04th Sept 2014.
    Have not got any response yet. It’s already been 2 months.
    Mine is for US-California, from TCS.

    Anybody in the same situation ?

    • rats Nov 24, 2014 Reply

      Mine also same ref rr from sep 4th wac14145xxxx

      • RFE_Sept04 Nov 24, 2014 Reply

        Are you from TCS too ?
        Do you have some idea about the time they take to respond?

        • rats Nov 24, 2014 Reply

          Not from tcs, generally it takes 60wrkdays. May be dec 3rd come to know.let me know if u get any update ur side

  • WAITING_H1B Nov 24, 2014 Reply

    Hi All,

    After Visa Stamped if i am going to travel to a different location and different client do i need go for new LCA or is H1B ammendment required.

    Is there a new rule like we need to go for Ammendment.

  • Someone Nov 24, 2014 Reply

    Had been a silent observer of this site. Got H1B approved. Working for company xxx, but will be joining the petitioner(company yyy).

    Questions asked:

    1) Where I am currently working
    2) For how long
    3) Who is your client
    4) What is your highest qualification

  • one day Nov 22, 2014 Reply

    can we book OFC(fingerprints) & interview on single day ???

  • Raja Nov 22, 2014 Reply

    Hi All
    I am a IT professional. almost 14-15 years experience. Looking for H1B.. have been working with reputed MNCs in India. Now working working with a Telecom organization in India. can someone help me / advice me how to get a H1B ?
    Many thanks in advance.

    • H1B Consultant Nov 24, 2014 Reply

      Drop me an email with your resume. I will get back to you.
      RRISHIRAJ AT HOTMAIL

  • TCS_denail Nov 21, 2014 Reply

    Yesterday, I got to know that my petition is denial without RFE. selected in lottery and waiting for petition or RFE but denial came.
    TCS is shocked why denial,waiting for reason from USCIS. Doors closed for this year. I have h4 visa and I m planning to travel in first week of January 2015.

    Guys,
    Please help me in guiding the process from h4 to h1b or h4 to f1 visa in usa.
    what are the options? what is the process?
    Please help.
    Thanks in advance.

  • krish Nov 21, 2014 Reply

    Any update for anyone on rferr today
    still waiting from 15 Aug rferr

    • h1bwaiting-REF-RR Nov 21, 2014 Reply

      No. Still same. RFE RR. Need to wait till monday again.. :(

  • Appproved H1b transfer Nov 21, 2014 Reply

    I am currently working for company A.I had an approved H1b filled thru company B but yet to be stamped.

    My current company A is willing to transfer my visa.Can this be done without travelling (or) maintaining status ??

    Any suggestions/thoughts ??

  • Approved after 2nd RFE Nov 21, 2014 Reply

    Finally my case got approved after a 2nd RFE.

    Detailed timelines :

    Case Submitted : April 10
    1st RFE : Jun 13
    RFE RR : July 10
    2nd RFE : Sep 9
    RFE RR: Oct 23
    Approved : Nov 13
    For all those awaiting,Plz keep up ur hope.
    !!! Lord Sai Baba !!!!

    • suddu Nov 21, 2014 Reply

      You got approved on Nov 13 and your status got updated in USCIS website on Nov or your lawyer got the approved notice if when did lawyer get email your approval

      • Approved after 2nd RFE Nov 22, 2014 Reply

        Chkd the status in USCIS

        • sudhir Nov 24, 2014 Reply

          It approved on Nov 13 and got updated on USCIS website on Nov 21?– gap of 9 days to update in site?

          • Approved after 2nd RFE Nov 24, 2014 Reply

            I was at delay in updating the details.

  • H1-B Nov 21, 2014 Reply

    What could be the better or appropriate answer to the question:

    Why do you want to go to USA or work in USA? why not other countries like UK/Europe

  • H1B Nov 21, 2014 Reply

    I am working with Company A right Now.
    Company B filled my H1B and I am planning for interview.
    As I am still working with Company A and I will resign once visa is stamp.
    So what could be possible question in Visa interview ?

    please help

    • same here Nov 21, 2014 Reply

      You just need to prepare about the project for which the company B has filed your h1b, i think your company B must have already told you your roles and responsibilities in their company. So, you can just focus on that..

      • H1B Nov 22, 2014 Reply

        Thanks for Answer.

        But question is still I am working with Company A.so is there any chances they will ask Why still you are working with Company A ?

        • simple thing Nov 23, 2014 Reply

          since your visa has not been stamped yet to join company B, you will not resign your current company until then..

          • H1B Nov 23, 2014 Reply

            Thanks All for Reply.

  • consulate change Nov 20, 2014 Reply

    in my DS-160 i selected as hyderbad, can i book interview at chennai consulate ?

    please let me know…

  • admin please help Nov 20, 2014 Reply

    i-129 petition it has chennai consulate
    while filling DS-160 i selected as hyderabd and submitted.
    shall i select chennai consulate while booking appointment ??
    should DS-160 match with booking appointment(consulate)
    PLEASE SUGGEST ME. ****

  • Long Wait.. Nov 20, 2014 Reply

    My application is under review since April .10. yesterday my employer contacted USCIS by phone, according to them ,it is normal delay in processing , now they are processing 7th April 2014 received applications…in next few weeks we can get response.
    So , Need to wait..
    Goodluck…

    • h1bwaiting-REF-RR Nov 20, 2014 Reply

      Thank you for the post. Feeling bit relieved now. I was waiting from Aug11th. California center regular process. I was soo worried. But now feeling better.

      • Waiting RFERR Aug Nov 20, 2014 Reply

        Even my Employers attorney, had a discussion and it has been informed that, there is general delay and in next 15 day there should be a good progress. Let’s hope for the best

  • nampally baba jai Nov 20, 2014 Reply

    Hi friends,

    Are there any one on WAC14139xxxxx series got approval lateley?

    • om nampally saibaba Nov 21, 2014 Reply

      Hi All,

      Finally me case was approved today morning. Thanks to all.

      WAC139141*****

      • krish Nov 21, 2014 Reply

        CCongrats
        when did u have filed rfe and what was type
        I m waiting rferr from 15 Aug

        • jai nampally saibaba Nov 21, 2014 Reply

          RFE submitted on OCT-10
          approved nov-20

        • jai nampally saibaba Nov 21, 2014 Reply

          it’s normal process

          • RV Nov 21, 2014 Reply

            Have observed this, either the decision is made within 60 days of RFERR Or it is pending endlessly. Hope our turn comes soon.

            • krish Nov 21, 2014 Reply

              I know it’s painful wait

    • sacwa Nov 21, 2014 Reply

      My petition number WAC14139xxxxx, Calfornia and Normal processing. Waiting for approval. Status in RFERR since Aug14th. Spending days with tension. Dont know when this result out.

  • admin please help Nov 20, 2014 Reply

    i-129 petition it has chennai consulate
    while filling DS-160 selected as hyderabd and submitted in onlne
    shall i select chennai consulate while booking appointment ??
    should DS-160 match with booking appointment(consulate)
    PLEASE SUGGEST ME. ****

  • admin please help Nov 20, 2014 Reply

    im booking slots now, it shows only ” Please schedule an appointment for an interview” dates,
    it doesn’t given an option to select biometric finger prints date & interview date separately..

    please help me out …… how many days we should book appointment

    • MP Nov 20, 2014 Reply

      May I know on what dates the slot are available?

    • landed Nov 20, 2014 Reply

      Hi “admin please help”
      You can book interview date first and then subsequently you would get a page prompt to book biometric finger prints date..
      No worries.. its all simple

      all the best

    • landed Nov 20, 2014 Reply

      Hi “admin please help”
      You can book interview date first and then subsequently you would get a page prompt to book biometric finger prints date..
      No worries.. its all simple

      all the best

      • admin please help Nov 20, 2014 Reply

        hi,
        if i book interview date in first page, after that i have to book biometric date ryt.
        in that case, biometric date should be previous day to the interview date. if biometric slots not available to previous day ??

        • Xyz Nov 20, 2014 Reply

          Yes first you need to book visa appointment and in next page you can select any previous date for biometric. No need to be just previous day.

          • admin please help Nov 21, 2014 Reply

            @xyz, now available appointment dates shows dec16 onwards,, if i book 16th. In the next page if i don’t get any of the dates prior to dec16 for biometric ?

          • Xyz Nov 21, 2014 Reply

            In that case, click on back button available on the biometric page, come back to appointment page and change the date.
            But in generalvif appointment slot is available on 16th dec then there will be dates available for biometric as well in previous dates. Good luck.

            • admin please help Nov 22, 2014 Reply

              can’t we book biometric & appointment on single day ??? do really 2days required

  • admin plz help Nov 20, 2014 Reply

    i-129 petition has chennai,
    while filling DS-160 selected as hyderabd.
    shall i select chennai consulate while booking appointment ??
    should DS-160 match with booking appointment(consulate)
    PLEASE SUGGEST ME. ****

  • slot booking Nov 20, 2014 Reply

    im booking slots now, it shows only “Schedule Consular Appointment” dates,
    doesn’t give an option to select biometric finger prints date & interview date.
    please help me out ……

    • Santosh Nov 20, 2014 Reply

      it comes in the next page

  • appointment change Nov 20, 2014 Reply

    i-129 petition has chennai,
    while filling DS-160 selected as hyderabd.
    shall i select chennai while booking appointment ??

    PLEASE SUGGEST ME. ****

  • consulate change Nov 20, 2014 Reply

    my i-129 petition has chennai,
    while filling DS-160 selected as hyderabd.
    shall i select chennai while booking appointment ??
    PLEASE SUGGEST ME.

  • Raj Nov 20, 2014 Reply

    My petition status went to RFE RR on Aug 25th, 2014. But still waiting for the update frm USCIS on further updates. Mine is WAC14142 series (California Service Center). Anyone here, waiting for the update with same date & same series?. Please let me know…

    • Rats Nov 20, 2014 Reply

      mine aslo same boat from sep 4th RFERR

      • Raj Nov 20, 2014 Reply

        Hey Rats… yours is normal or premium processing?.

        • Rats Nov 20, 2014 Reply

          normal only WAC14142XXXX

          • h1bwaiting-REF-RR Nov 20, 2014 Reply

            Even im sailing in the same boat. RFE RR from Aug 11th. Still waiting for approval from california location. WAC14141xxxx series.

            • Raj Nov 20, 2014 Reply

              Hey Rats & h1bwaiting… how about changing from normal to PP now. As we are in RFE RR status for so many months, I wanna move to PP now. So will it work out… ur comments on this pls…

              • h1bwaiting-REF-RR Nov 20, 2014

                I dont think that will be a good idea. What i feel is that there may be full chance for a VO to question the reason for change and that shouldnt put in more trouble. And secondly, from my observation, i saw people are getting rfe rr approvals from reverse order.. meaning, so far i seen septmber batch has got the results and august nd july people are still waiting. I assume thay last-in-first out method. BUT as i said, its all my assumption and observation. Nothing is confirm.
                And as per discussion with my petitioner, he asked me to wait till this month end.
                So lets wait for few more days and hope for good news to come our way…
                All the best..

            • sacwa Nov 21, 2014 Reply

              yes..I’m also waiting since Aug14th. Status changed to RFERR on this day. California location & normal processing. What happening with Calfornia Sercvicing center? It seems all applications from this center are not at all taking further step.

  • Vikrant Nov 20, 2014 Reply

    Today I along with my family, attended the H1 visa interview at the U.S consulate, Hyderabad and my visa is APPROVED.
    Below are the questions that were asked:
    [V.O] Who is your petitioner?
    [Me] xxxxxx (My Indian Company’s U.S subsidy).
    [V.O] The same as your tag (my ID card) ?
    [Me] Yes Sir.
    [V.O] What is your highest education qualification?
    [Me] Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology
    [V.O] Who is your Client?
    [Me] XXXXX
    [V.O] They prepare some cool applications
    [Me] Yes Sir.
    [V.O] Your visa is approved, have a nice day.
    [Me] (With a big smile) Thank you officer, have a nice day you too.

    Thanks a lot for all the members for their insights…

  • VISA FEE Nov 19, 2014 Reply

    while adding account to pay online, it says account type (savings/current) and also domestic/NRE/NRO ??

    please let me know what to select

  • Depp Nov 19, 2014 Reply

    Anybody applied H1B with H1Base India Hyderabad? anyone got VISA?

    • nareshb1122 Nov 23, 2014 Reply

      I have also applied through them. Can u send me your details to my mail nareshb1122@yahoodotcom

  • RV Nov 19, 2014 Reply

    Anyone in RFE RR status waiting for more than 60days got approval. Is there any hope that it would be approved before 90 days. Anyway hardly one more week for 90 days

    • Waiting RFERR Aug Nov 19, 2014 Reply

      waiting since Aug 06, nearing to 110 days and no update from California center, not sure what is happening. if we see the just recent blogs, there are so many people waiting for update crossing 90 days.

  • ukj Nov 19, 2014 Reply

    why their is no update from initial review applicants?

  • urgent Nov 19, 2014 Reply

    Hi Uma,
    I provided valid Receipt Number while doing payment, but it shows no valid record found.

    “No valid record can be found for the entered receipt number. Please validate that your receipt number is correct and that you have paid the correct amount for the visa which you are applying for.”

  • urgent Nov 19, 2014 Reply

    while booking appointment, will it asks two days one day for biometric finger tips, second day for interview ??
    please help urgent im booking now.

    • Xyz Nov 19, 2014 Reply

      Yes. 1 appointment for finger prints and photo. After that need one more appointment for VISA interview.

  • roo Nov 19, 2014 Reply

    any success with H1Base India

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