One of our readers(requested to be anonymous) attended L2 Visa stamping along with his kid last week in Chennai, India. He was gracious to write up his visa stamping experience and share it with our readers. Thanks to him for taking time to write up and sharing it with us. Please share yours to redbus2us(at)gmail.com, to be posted on blog.
L2 Visa stamping Experience in Chennai :
Consulate : Chennai, India
US Visa stamping : L2 Visa
As you are aware, I was a little confused with what kind of questions I will be asked during this interview and had prepared well for the same. I and my 15-months old daughter, went together for our interview.
After the initial screening and pat down by the security guards and tasting the biscuits that I carried for my daughter, I was allowed inside. My token number was announced and I went to Window# 10 and the lady there helped verify all the documents and put them in the order the consulate expects. Post this I was sent for my biometrics at Window# 12. Post this I was sent for the interview with the Visa Officer.
Upon my turn, I went to Window# 23 and greeted the VO. He responded and asked for the documents. He went through the documents and checked my wife’s L1 Visa details. He wrote “A” on both the forms – my as well as my daughter’s form – (I believe it means APPROVED) and while signing the forms, he just asked me ONLY ONE question – where does your wife work? I told him where my wife works in India and where she would be working in the US. The VO told me that the Visas were approved and I would receive the passports in a week’s time. The total time spent with the VO was less than 5 mins. Unbelievable!!! I spent more than 10 mins with the VO for my B1 Visa Interview 4 years ago.
Personal Thoughts for attending L2 Visa Interview :
I believe a lot of the approval/disapproval decisions depend on the company which sponsors the Visa, the way you present & carry yourself during the interview, eye contact, your ability to answer the questions confidently and your overall demeanour. I was just observing 4 candidates who went for the interview at the same window before me. The Visa Officer rejected 1 F1 Visa, asked for more details for another L1B (guess 224G), granted 2 Tourist Visas.
The student for whom the F1 Visa was rejected – in my opinion and observation – did not speak correct English. Even I could hear that the VO asked this guy if he knows English three times and the guy replied Yes all the three times. The question the VO was asking was “Which school you have applied for?” and the guy kept answering “I want to do MS in….” all the three times.
The lady who got 224G – as it appears – had two different names for the employers/clients (could not clearly hear which was that) on the petition and some other documents. While she was able to speak properly, the VO wanted more information and passed it on to his senior for further follow-ups.
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