Visa - H1 and H4 Experiences



H1b Visa Interview Experience In KL Malaysia

Posted by: ITGuy On 15 Sep 2015

Hi All,

I have attended H1B visa interview in Malaysia in the 1st week of September 2015,i was given yellow slip.

My interview was at 8:15Am i reached the place 1Hr in advance.Finished the security checks, then done with finger prints scanning.Waiting for my number to be called.


me:- Good morning officer.(Gave my passport and I797 )
VO:- Looked at me. how long are you working for this company.


me:- This is a new company i will be working for in the US.
VO:- how long are you in Malaysia.
me:- Last 6+Yrs.

VO:- How do u know this company(US).
me:- They have contacted me by seeing my profile online.

VO:- what are you going to do for this company XXX.
me:- Answered (in a single line).

--- I was waiting while VO was away for a while
VO:- How do u know this company. (SAME question)
me:- They have contacted me seeing my profile online. (again i answered)

VO:- how it happened online.
me:- detailed.

VO:- do u know anyone in US.
me:- no.

i am actually waiting with lot of documents like education certs, experience certs and many others, none of which was asked.Even i had a sealed cover sent by my petitioner in US.

VO gave me a yellow slip. its written.
"How was the position granted.
what are the responsibilities.
we will contact you" on it".

i thought the case is rejected and was disappointed. one guy in the embassy smiled at me seeing the slip. he said if a white slip is given petition rejected. Your yellow slip means still admin working in process.

Even today it shows admin work in process.

Any advice please.

Thanks,

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Query On H1 Visa

Posted by: Sarayu On 10 Sep 2015

Hello Friends,

I will be attending the visa interview in the next month. My employer who filed my H1 petition is very small company and has revenue of 150000$ and they have only 2 employees in their organization. Will there be any issue in giving visa on such a small company? Kindly post your suggestions.

Thanks,
Sarayu

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H1B RFE

Posted by: Naga On 10 Sep 2015

Hello..

Am working Company A in INDIA. Company B from US applied my H1B and got petition approval but visa was refused. Now Company A applied H1B Transfer in premium process. Generaly third party handles immigration process in COMPANY A. But somehow, they did mistake instead of applying LCA to client location they applied for company USA base location. They did not double check it and applied mentioning as IN-HOUSE Development. USCIS sent RFE on it asking to submit MSA/Sow for the project. In MSA/SoW it is very clearly mentioned onsite work location for project should be client location only. Now they dont have option to change the LCA. As company have budget issue,they can not withdraw application and send new applocation which required additional cost. So they are planning to proceed with available documents. I don't have confidence in approval.

Only my worry is, if newly filled petetion rejects by USCIS, will my original petion from Company B also will become invalid ? Please guide.

Thanks
Naga

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Transfer Of H1 Visa

Posted by: Sajeed On 03 Sep 2015

We are looking for candidates whose has a valid H1b for a transfer for consultants working on any platforms with a minimum of 4 + years relevant experience

Desired Profile


**Excellent communication Skills
**Minimum Experience 4 to 10 years

Company Profile

INSPIRA INC is a Software Development company that prides itself with innovative thinking and delivering high end solutions on budget and on time. It is one of the fastest growing, world-class and reputed providers of Information Technology services and solutions. Inspira! partners with fortune 1000 organizations to solve complex IT problems and improve performance of organizations through comprehensive IT solutions across their divisions based on in-depth knowledge.Inspira Technologies supports the world leading fortune companies and governments across the globe. Our industry practices are into Logistics and Transportation, Utilities, Manufacturing, Banking & Insurance, Finance, Retail and Healthcare.

If interested, do send your updated profiles to sajeed@inspira.com with the following information.

Total IT Experience
Specialization (java/.net)
Contact Phone Number/Email ID
Current Location
Current company

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Transfer Of H1 Visa

Posted by: Sajeed On 03 Sep 2015

Hi Friends,

The candidates those who have Valid H1 with valid Expiry,with Stamping and those who not traveled to US.They can approach us on 040-23740400.

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H1B H4 VISA HYDERABAD SEPTEMBER 2015 APPROVED

Posted by: Chakris On 03 Sep 2015

Hi All,

First off, I appreciate path2usa.com for maintaining this online forum. This very useful for us.

On 2nd SEP 2015, We went to VISA Interview in Hyderabad consulate. Two days prior, we have completed our Bio metrics at OFC center.

On the Big day, I went to consulate 1 hour before with all my family members(2 kids and my wife). Even though my kids are 5 and 2.5years old and their presence is not required for the VISA Interview, I took them because, my younger one does not stay away from his mother for longer time. Anyways coming back to my experience...

Our appointment is at 11 AM and they allowed us inside just 10 mins before. Because, I am with my family, the executive & Security person allowed us to get inside the campus.

We were asked to take our seats(there are 6 rows ) and wait for about 25mins to proceed further for regular security checks.

After that, we were asked to wait for some more time. Mean while another executive(Indian) enquired about our VISA type then I said its H1B. Then he gave me US-RIGHT's pamphlet.

Next we wait for another 25-30 mins and then they asked to stand in another line to verify our biometrics. Stood in the line for 15 mins. Bio metrics are verified by an officer inside the counter(For Kids it's not applicable).

Next, we have entered to the Interview line... Here, they are issuing token numbers for applicant( For family also only one Token number is issued. Token number represents the counter number for VISA Interview).

Finally, we entered in the line corresponding to my token number. There are about 6 members before our turn. When our turn arrived it is 12.40-12.45PM ... (Just before we step in, some executive took our passports and hand over them to our VO).

ME: Good Afternoon
VO: Good Afternoon.

VO: Who is your Pititoner ?
ME: XYZ Company located at AA City, BB State.

VO: Who is your client.
ME: In my case there is no client so, I explained the same.

VO: Since how long you are working for this company.
ME: At first I did not get the question, so requested her to repeat it once again.
Later, I answered it according to my case.

VO: She asked did you gone through the US-Rights pamphlet?
ME: I said, I have received this but not gone through it.

VO: Okay, your VISA is APPROVED.
ME: I asked her again and she said ... Your VISA IS APPROVED.
MySelf & My Wife thanked her and returned.

They did not asked for any single document nor any questions to my wife.
We are holding a bunch of documents in two transparent folders.


BTW, VO is very cool and young officer.

I noticed, some times they are taking very quick short breaks(2 mins).

Waiting for our passports.

Hope this will help others.

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H1b Visa Stamping At Tijuana On Sep 1st 2015

Posted by: Raj On 02 Sep 2015

Hi Guys,

I have attended the H1b Visa stamping at tijuana on Sep 1st 2015.It went fine and asked below questions.

1)Are you from the same company -Yes
2)how long you are working -- X years(easy if you are with same employer)
3)Had they filed your perm( Greencard processing) -Yes
4)What stage you are in your perm- I said my I-140 got approved
5)can you please provide the document (I have submitted the I-140 copy,Please make sure to have copy of I-140 when you are trying to go for stamping on extension using I-140

final status: Congrats your visa is approved and you can collect the passport by the following day.

Note: $5 for finger printing trip(oneway) and $10(for visa invertivew location)(oneway).You can negotiate if you have talent :)

Thanks,
Raj

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Query H1B Old Petition

Posted by: jayashri On 13 Aug 2015

My husband had H1B Visa/petition in 2006 from employer A. He travelled to USA from Nov 2006 to Oct 2008. In 2010 he joined employer B. Employer B filed new H1B under cap for 2013 and He had petition in 2013 which expired on Sept 2014.But He did not travel on this petition. So can he use his old petition(2006-2008) which was valid till 2010 to file H1B under cap exempt??

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Want To Know

Posted by: sridevi On 12 Aug 2015

Hi all

i am an indian attending visa interview in malaysia .. i dont have an ic so what is the proof i need to submit at the guard house.

Thanks
sridevi

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H1b Approved Hyderabad

Posted by: Red On 12 Aug 2015

My Experience - HYDERABAD

My Visa got approved way back in Oct 2014, my h1 was applied in April 2014. So after a long wait for 10 months gone to the interview. I am not going onsite, but I was going through a consultant.



VAC - Finger Prints ( 6th August 2015 )

My scheduled time was 12:30pm, but i went an hour early, but they are only going to send 15 mins prior to your time.

They need your

- Passport
- DS 160 Confirmation page
- Visa Appointment letter

But in case, just take all the docs with you. Keep those 3 in your hand.

After you go in

- First they take your passport and keep a barcode sticker on its back
- Then, the security check and they give the token number
- Then, you go IN and wait for your number which can be seen on screen with counter number.

They take those 3 above mentioned docs and ask basic questions

They asked me

-What is your fullname ?
-What is your purpose of visit ?
-When is your interview date ?
-Where is your interview place ?

Then they take your fingerprints and your foto (with their camera)

They will give all your 3 docs with the DS 160 confirmation page stamped with date.




Interview ( 11th August 2015 )

I was actually tensed from a week prior to my interview date. I was tensed as I did not have a Client Letter and Project description. I only had an Agreement between Employer and Vendor stating their Client. Rest , I had the basic documentation like I 129, I 797 original, LCA, Letter from my employer to the consulate, Work and Edu Docs.

Here they will let you IN 1 hour prior to your appointment time. My appointment time was at 12, I went by 11 and stood in the line. They check the DS 160 confirmation page, Visa appointment letter and passport outside, so keep those 3 in hand.

When I went in and sat down, I saw so many pi***d off faces, there were so many rejections that day, that added up to my tension like fuel in the fire, but I stayed strong that I will definitely get an approval.


The junior officers there will give the Rights of employees pamphlet to the h1 and h4 applicants, you have to take it.


Then I was given my counter number card (not token) . If it says counter number 10 then, there will be 3-4 other applicants standing in front of you at your counter. My VO was like 27 or 28 and so cute :) I have seen my VO rejecting 2 tourist,1 student and 1 B1 applicant, approved 1 B1 and 1 Student who were standing before me. I was like OMG. Then my time came :D


I did not have client letter and project desc letter and prayed god she should not ask any kind of docs and ask just few questions, but just took out all the docs, in case if she asks I have to give it quickly .


Me : Good afternoon Mam
VO : Good afternoon

VO : Whom are you working for ?
Me : I am working for XXX company in India.

She got confused and asked

VO : Who sponsored ?
Me : I said XXX, this is another company that has sponsored me.This is the first time I am going to US

VO : So, are you changing your company ?
Me : Yes mam, exactly.

She was typing and I guess she was checking info reg my employer

VO : Where are you going to work ?
Me : XXX

VO : Whats your pay ?
Me : XXX

VO : What is your position ?
Me : Sorry mam, Didn’t get you

VO : Position ?
Me : You mean the designation ?

VO : Yes
Me : I am a XXX

VO : Are you going to resign the present job ?
Me : Yes mam

VO said me to place the right hand four fingers on that machine

VO : What is your highest qualification ?
Me : XXX

VO : Are you married ?
Me : No mam

Thats it :)

VO : Ok, your visa is Approved sir
Then I was like dancing inside :P

VO : Is this the first time you are going to US ?
Me : Yes mam.

VO : Ok have a pleasant stay

VO : Do you have the rights for employees pamphlet ?
Me : Yes mam I do.

Me : Thank you so much mam, Have a good day and left the counter in joy :)


Interview lasted for 2 minutes, She dint ask me any docs, mine was the least time compared to other applicants in my counter.

TIPS

As everyone here as mentioned, whatever you say, say it CONFIDENTLY
Dress well ( no need of suit )
Clean shave and make yourself appear neat
SMILE on your face is a must as that will make a first impression.
Greet them like Good morning or afternoon
Don’t get scared they are not devils :P ..You can ask them twice if you did not understand


Finally its your luck. I went to the consulate thinking I wont make it, but I did :)


Passport Collection ( 12th August 2015 )

You can track your passport online in http://ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-passporttrack.asp
by typing in your passport number.

When it is ready, you will get an email from UStraveldocs that they have sent your passport from consulate to VAC.

I got it in a day.

While collecting your passport, take your DS 160 confirmation page which got stamped on the Fingerprints day along with any of your original id proof like Voter card, driving license, Aadhar card along with a xerox copy. They will take the Xerox copy when you collect your passport.


Hope this helps. Thanks a lot to this blog, it helped me a lot.
GOODLUCK TO EVERYONE :)

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