Couple of our readers Vishal and Mohini, shared their visa stamping experiences at Chennai and Mumbai with our readers. Congrats on them on their successful visa stamping. Thanks to them for sharing their experience. You can share your experiences here
Successful H1B Visa Stamping – Experience in Chennai, India
Finally The Day Arrived!!!! On XXX, XXth 2013 Friday 8:00 AM Chennai Consulate. After a Long Wait of over 6 months with Lot of Wait.. Hopes. Frustration Application was Finally Approved.
Time 8:00 AM … I was first to arrive at OFC Chennai Office.. So I was First in Queue.. VFS personnel Allowed us inside only at 7:45.. 15 min before.. They checked Appointment Confirmation and DS160. Token 1 was issued … Finger Print and Photo Completed in less than 2 minutes.. Everything was complete in less than 3 mins..
H1B Visa Consular Interview!!!
Time 8:00 AM.. Chennai Consulate.
There were Two Queues formed one for 7:30 Appointment and one for 8:00.. They allowed all 7:30 first than 8:00 my turn came they again checked DS160 Appointment and Gave Token Number Pasted in Passport. Mine was E sequence..
Process Inside Consulate
VFS guys routed me to Finger Prints Section.. for Verification and asked me to take seat and Wait for my turn.. Till My Token number displayed I was tensed and looking around.. one Counter Was ** I was interested on .. That guy was asking many question I prayed that I should not be routed to this Counter…
My Token Displayed on Screen with another counter .. I was 3rd in queue …. 2 H1B in front of me both Girl from ACCENTURE and TCS. It was successful for them I was hoping the same with me… Finally My turn Came
VO : Please Come forward
Me : Good Morning Mam
Vo : Good Morning Sir, Can I See your Passport
Me : I passed My Passport
VO: Which company will You be Working For
Me : XXX company
Vo: How long are you working for it
Me: Its a New opportunity
VO: What is Your annual Salary in US
Me : $XXXXXX
VO : Can I See Your all Petition Document
ME: Passed i-797,I-129,LCA
VO: Verified something in System
Sir This is Pamphlet for your Rights for H1b Visa…. “YOUR VISA IS APPROVED”
She returned all my docs and I Thanked Her and left Counter .. With Most Happiest Moment.. Then went to VFS counter for Courier payment..
It all happened in Less than 5 minutes….. It was more easy than a CAKE WALK for me….
Wish You All The Best For ALL……
H1B Visa Stamping Experience at Mumbai – India – 2013
Main Interview Date – XX/XX/2013
US Consulate Location – Mumbai
OFC – XX/XX/2013
Type of VISA – H1B
OFC Appointment Experience in Mumbai –
OFC – It was Thursday and I was the only person there . There were not a single person waiting and whole process got over in just 10 mins. My appointment was at 4:00PM .I reached there at 3:45 PM and came out of OFC by 4:00 PM.
Documents for OFC –
2. DS 160 Confirmation
3. Appointment letter confirmation
US Consulate Process at Mumbai Before H1B Visa Interview
My appointment was scheduled at 10 AM and I reached consulate around 9:30 AM.
There was a long queue and it was too hot. They scan my passport and then I entered the consulate, there was a security check. There were many people sitting inside for interview. So I was sure that it will take more time for my turn.
H1B Visa Interview Questions at Mumbai Consulate by Visa officer
Interview Started – 11:40 AM
VO: Asked for Passport and H1 Petition approval notice
me: Passed on the docs
VO: Looking at my I-797 and asked me how long you are working with this petitioner
me: As this was my future employment, I told him the same.
VO: What are your roles?
me: Explain the role in the project
VO: Educational Background?
VO: He checked few information in computer and told me with a smile “Your visa is approved. You will get your passport within 5 days” I thanked VO and got out of the consulate. I was out of the consulate by 12:00 PM.
Thanks to the process that Consulate has put in place. Also, this forum/blogs/previous experiences posted by other members helped a lot.
Wishing all the best to other folks!!