Couple of our readers, Guru and Reetu, shared their recent experiences with us. Congrats to them on getting Visa ! Thanks to both of them for sharing their experience. You can share your experience here
Guru’s – H1B & H4 Visa Stamping Experience – Background Information
Main Interview Date – 10/October/2013
US Consulate Location – Hyderabad
OFC – 06/October/2013
Type of VISA – H1B (Self) and H4 (Dependent)
OFC Appointment Experience in Hyderabad –
OFC – As it was Sunday there were not many people waiting and whole process got over in just 10 mins. My appointment was at 3:30 and we came out of OFC by 3:40.
Documents for OFC –
1. Both the passports
2. DS 160 Confirmation
3. Appointment letter confirmation
US Consulate Process at Hyderabad Before H1B Visa Interview
My appointment was scheduled at 8 AM and I reached consulate around 7 30 AM.
Staff let us in by 8 AM itself. Following documents were stapled to both the passports –
1. Appointment Confirmation (common)
2. DS 160 (Individual)
3. H1B Petition (my passport)
Then as we entered the consulate, there was a security check.
Time -8 AM
Post security check, we were allowed to enter the premises and a token code issued to us. We were asked to take seats close to interview counters.
Interview time: 8 20 AM
H1B Visa Interview Questions at Hyderabad Consulate by Visa officer
Interview Started – 8.20 AM
VO: Asked for Passport and H1 Petition approval notice
me: Passed on the docs
VO: Are you going to work in petitioner’s location or client location?
me: Client location
VO: Who is your client?
VO: was aware of the client well as it is a huge retail company in US and she asked my wife a next question casually.
VO: to my wife: Do you know what XYZ client does?
MY Wife: Answered
VO: Which city you are going?
me: City, State
VO: She said she loved the city most and it’s known for Wine and golden words come out” I am approving your VISA”.
Thanked VO and got out of the consulate. We were out of the consulate by 8 40 AM.
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!!
Reetu’s – H1B Visa Stamping Experience
Day 1- OFC Appointment
We have to be early as the queue will be long ,so reach an hour before the appointed time
Documents Carried for OFC
1>Web Appointment letter
2> DS 160 confirmation letter
This will only take 5 minutes
They will take your fingerprints & photo
end of DAY 1
DAY 2 – US Consulate – H1B Visa Stamping
Documents to be carried for H1B Visa stamping :
2>petition[which will have LCA ,I797 & all supporting docs] 3>web Appointment letter
4>DS 160 confirmation letter
5>Certificates[original & all sem marks cards]
At the entrance they’ll check your web appointment & then they will attach token no for your passport with a seal
1>they will take your fingerprints
2>sit in Q & then wait for interview
You have to go to backside of building
H1B Visa Interview Questions for me:
Q1> Where are u working?
Q2>who is your client?
Q3> how much do they pay u in USA?
Q4>which place will you travel to?
Q5>what is your qualification?
That’s it ,they will not return your passport, if you get visa !
All the best !