One of our readers, SP, attended H1B Visa Stamping along with his wife yesterday in Chennai. This is the first H1B FY 2013 Stamping experience from Chennai. Firstly, Congrats to SP on getting visa. Thanks to him for taking time to share his experience with our readers. You can also share your experience here
Background of H1B FY 2013 Case
Me and my wife went together for Visa Stamping.
I had my approved petition for FY 2013 and i had it scheduled for July2nd, interview was at 8.30am.
This is how the interview went.
H1B and H4 Visa Interview Questions – Visa Office ( VO) Chennai
VO: Good Morning
Me: Good Morning, How are you doing?
VO: I am doing good, Thank You !!
I passed on the set of documents tied together (both passports)
VO: So where are you going in the US
Me: City, State
VO: Can you give me the original petition filed for this case?
Me: Passed the I-129, LCA and company supporting document (original I-797 was already tied with the passports)
VO: So, is this an extension or Change of status?
Me: No, it’s a new H1 petition
VO: What is your designation in the company?
Me: Answered my designation
VO: What is your highest qualification?
VO: How many years of experience do you have?
VO: Who is your client?
Me: I work on in-house projects and my company is partnered with BIG IT giants who gives leads for projects, so they are are not dependent on just 1 or 2 clients.
VO: So will you not be travelling to a different client for working on projects?
Me: NO, i will be working in my company’s headquarters in the same city and state.
VO: Have you read this pamphlet (pointing me the one which was facing towards our side near the interview window)
Me: I was given one a while ago by the other officer who collected my documents but i havent read it yet.
H4 Visa Interview Questions
VO turned towards my wife
VO : How long have you known each other?
She: 3 years
VO: How have you known each other?
She: Our’s is an arranged marriage
VO: How did your family know your husband?.
She: My uncle is a family friend of my husband’s family?
VO: How long did your uncle knew his family
She: 15-16 years
VO: Wow! thats a long time and turned towards the computer.
After few seconds, she turned to me
VO: Everything is Approved and you will receive your passports in a week.
Wish you a good luck for your ad work in the US and do keep your pamphlet with you always and there are agencies phone numbers if in case you have any trouble with your employer.
Me: i am sure i am going to have a great career with my employer.
VO: Smiled at me and said, I am very positive about that but you stil need to know your rights.
Me: Thank you very much and i appreciate it.
VO: Smiled at my wife and said have a safe trip to US
She: Thank you and I Will.