H1B Dropbox Experience India 2019 - Info with 221g and Interview

H1B Dropbox Experience Chennai – 221g Blue Slip, Visa Interview

In US Visa Stamping Experiences by Guest AuthorUpdated : 2 Comments

H1B Dropbox can be quite simple and straightforward process, but at times, it can be tricky and you may get 221g and maybe be asked for in person interview. One of our users went through the same process, where she had to attend interview and finally got stamping. Thanks to Yasmeen for taking time to write up and share experience with the community. Really appreciate her time and effort for sharing! You can share it in User Experiences in Community Forum or email us at redbus2us (at) gmail.com

Background : Applied for H1B Dropbox in Chennai, India. Currently working at a consultancy and they sponsored H1B. Current layers in middle : Consultancy à Vendor à Primary Vendor à Client. I had my drop box  appointment in Chennai for April 5, 2019. Please find below my experience at Chennai consulate for DropBox/Interview.

Experience for Dropbox in Chennai, India for H1B  – Photo Issues :

There was short line for documents verification, where they told me photo is not accepted due to shadow in the background. There was a studio downstairs and I got new photos done (6 photos for Rs.200). Then I proceeded for Dropbox window directly and submitted the documents. Below are the list of documents submitted  :

There was short line for documents verification, where they told me photo is not accepted due to shadow in the background. There was a studio downstairs and I got new photos done (6 photos for Rs.200). Then I proceeded for Dropbox window directly and submitted the documents. Below are the list of documents submitted  :

Documents Checklist for H1B Dropbox 2019 :

  • All previous I-797 copies ( H1B Approvals )
  • DS 160 form
  • Interview waiver letter
  • Photo
  • Passport

Called for H1B Interview after Dropbox Submission :

I got email on April 14th that the passport is ready for pickup from my chosen Blue dart location. We opened the package little late on April 16th (Tuesday) and found the passport was not stamped and instead had a Blue Slip (221g) asking to appear for interview at the US Consulate Office on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10.00 AM – 11.00 AM. The consulate was closed on following Thursday due to elections. 

H1B Visa Interview after Dropbox Submission :

I went for interview on April 22nd (Monday), took my daughter with me though she is US citizen. I skipped the wait lines and went for the interview within 10 mins. Also, I had my fingerprints taken. I carried all the relevant documents required for my H1B visa stamping. I had an interview, where I was asked a set of questions.

Documents Taken for H1B Visa Stamping Interview :

Below are the set of documents I carried for stamping. 

  • I797 Approval notice
  • I129 petition bundle
  • W2 Tax forms.
  • Latest 3 paystubs
  • Vendor letter
  • Client letter
  • Consultancy Offer letter
  • Employment verification letter
  • LCA
  • DS 160 Copy.

H1B Visa Interview Questions after Dropbox with 221g Blue Slip :

  • How long have you been with the company? 
  • What is your salary? 
  • Who is the client? 
  • What is client location? 
  • How long have you been with this client? 
  • What visa is your husband and kid on? 

Waiting for 2 hours after the H1B interview :

 After the interview, they gave me a small yellow slip which said to wait till called again. So, I waited for almost 1.5 hours and then was called to another window, there they asked me about my husband’s visa and job details (he is on separate H1B). My husband is working on Separate H1B and full time employee with the same client where I am working on H1B. I shared all of those details.  Again waited for 15-20 mins. 

I was later called to the original interviewer window, he returned all the documents and said visa is approved. I got my passport by Wednesday evening, within 3 days. Overall the interview took 2+ hours.

   

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Comments ( 2 )

  1. raj

    I am in a similar kinda situation went for dropbox they gave me a green slip and was asked to attend interview. After the interview I was said that my visa is approved. It’s been more than a week but my visa still shows Admin processing. Any insights?

    1. administrator
      Kumar

      It is definitely positive sign, if they said it is approved. Sometimes, the background checks can take time…give it couple of weeks or so…

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