Visa - H1 and H4 Experiences

H1B And H4 Visa Experience In Chennai Consulate

Posted by: deepthi On 16 Dec 2014

Me and my husband went to the chennai consulate last september for H1B and H4 visa stamping. He was the first employer from his company to be sent to US. We are thinking of a smooth process, but things did nt go so well in the beginning. We were given a yellow Slip and were asked to wait. After one hour, we were called and interviewed for almost an hour. The questions were about the company mostly. My husband anwered everything confidently. After about two hours of wait, we finally listened to the golden words " Visa approved,I m taking your passports". It was a huge sign of relief.
TIPS: Please confident while answering the officer's questions. We are just for a visa, and its not a sin. Any inconfident reply may create doubts and lead to further issues. Be prepared and reply with utmost confidence. All the very best.

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H1B Visa Approved At Hyderabad Consulate 11122014

Posted by: Reddy K On 12 Dec 2014

Faced visa interview in Hyderabad. Nov11th 2014

Visa counselor ask very standard questions.
Q: Who is your employer in US?
A : XXX Company
Q: What will be your salary there?
Q: Who is your client?
A: XXX Company
Q: What is your project?
A: XXXX Project
Q: What you will do for Client (Roles & Responsibilities)
A: Explained
Q: are you from Bachelor degree or Master Degree?
A: Master
Q: This is Norway country Visa right (shown my password having stamping for Norway, Denmark & Sweden)
A: Yes
Q: What you did in Europe Countries?
A: Worked for ABC client
Q: Do you know how many employees are working with your employeer in USA.?
A: Yes, X emp
Q: all are working for the same project?
A: No, I am the only person will be working for this project.

It took only 30 to 45secs to complete conversation for above Q&A.

Thanks to Path2USA.

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Visa Approved

Posted by: Rose On 10 Dec 2014


I attended h1 interview in Hyderabad consulate on December 3rd 2014 8:30 slot. My visa was approved but the status was changed to issued on
on December 10 th 2014. It took a week to update and stamp passport for some reason.The status said that my passport is still with US Embassy/Consulate and after a week it changed to passport is ready for pickup. I thought it went to admin processing and waiting for the updates. I was not issued any slip and VO said my visa was approved. I thought my experience might be helpful to ones who are on same boat.
No need to panic once your visa is approved and you are not given any slips. I was not asked even a single document including I797.VO just took passport.Below are the questions I was asked.

1) date of birth ( I think it did not show up on screen)
2) whom do you work for?
3) Who is the client?
4) what do you do for the client?

VO said my visa is approved.

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Looking For H1 Work Permit Visa

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H1b Visa Experience At Chennai Consulate

Posted by: Uday On 24 Nov 2014

Hi All

My H1b Visa approved in Chennai
My student visa was rejected twice in 2010

Question asked;
Will you be working for Employer or Client?- Client
Client Name? -XYZ
You visa was refused twice, Ok ……your visa is approved Sir

I said thanks and left…
Thanks to every one who share their experiences.
Attended on 25th @9:30am

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VISA Issued After Getting 221g Sept 2014

Posted by: Rahul Sharma On 23 Nov 2014

Faced visa interview in Chennai. Sept 2014

Visa counselor ask very standard questions.
Q: Why are you going to US?
Q: Who is your employer in US?
Q: What will be your salary there?
Q: Who is your current employer? (And because my current employer is well known US product company, he double checked with me and said “And your are leaving XYZ company for ABC company in US?” in surprising manner)

Q: Who is my client? (Here thing got weird)
A: Told I will be working directly for ABC company, not for client.

Q: What is your project?
A: Explained about project.

Q: Then he asked for detailed project description.
A: Gave him written project description, which was in two pages.

Q: Not satisfied with two pages he asked for more detailed description.
A: Project is new and in initial stage as mentioned in description, thats all is high level requirement.

Q: Counselor asked for complete petition document and went inside. Came out with 221g sheet (blue) with all the document required from client check marked and said he will hold on the decision for now. In case client is not involved they need detailed project description. Else petitioner can present client letter. Asked me to email document and need not visit Consulate again.

After 15 day my US employer mailed required documents directly to Chennai Consulate.
Around 1 month later I got response from Chennai consulate to submit my passport with additional document and attached 221g sheet. After looking at attached 221g sheet I found its a new 221g sheet, not same what I got during my interview at Chennai Consulate. On new 221g sheet no document was marked checked and at the bottom it was hand written to submit passport for visa issuance. Submitted only my passport at VFS Bengaluru, got it back after four working days with Visa.

Suggestion: After getting 221g I googled for similar experiences, I found there are lot of similar cases but very few had success in getting visa later or may be they have not shared their complete experience (Forgot to write after getting visa). Most of 221g were because of client letter and US petitioner hardly gives client letter.
So my advice is to be very confident with project description.
If case is similar to mine where your US employer has client project, answer like, “Your US employer has project from XYZ company but you will report to your US employer not to anyone in XYZ”.

Hope this helps and stay positive even after getting 221g.

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Wife On H1 And Husband On H4 Need Urgent Help

Posted by: Hetal On 20 Nov 2014

Me and my Husband both are working in IT Field , We applied for H1B thru one company in US. But in this lottery process,
I got selected in random pick, but my husband was not selected. As I can’t go there alone and I don’t want to miss this Opportunity , thus after thinking a lot, we have decided to go H1 for me and H4 for my husband. Now next month we are going for visa interview. Our US employer promised to apply H1 for my husband next year, thus we are planning to go US, some what in April 2015, so that my husband need to sit max 6 month (if next year he get H1).

Now our major problem is that, in interview how to justify that husband is going on H4,however as in my all docs they can see we both are working from last 7 years. What should my husband reply if VO ask any of these questions...

1) "Why you are going on H4, as u know you will not be able to work on H4"
2) "Your are having much exp/current salary then ur wife even you are going on H4?"
3) "What will you do there?"
4) "What is ur future plan related to your career as you are going on H4"
5) Any other obvious question coz of this H1-H4 case

Any answer/information related to these questions will be very helpful to me.


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H1B Visa At Chennai US Embassy

Posted by: Santy On 16 Nov 2014

My date of biometrics & Interview was 6th & 7th Nov 2014. As I know, I don't want to prepare anything for day one (Biometrics),
I arrived to venue 1 hour prior to the scheduled time, which is of no use.

Make sure that you are there at venue half an hour prior to the scheduled time.

Over all processing time taken was hardly 10 minutes as they take one photography and your finger prints. Day one over :) :)

Much awaited Day 2 came. Again I reached the venue 1 hour prior which is of no use.

To my surprise, a pink shirt guy (US Embassy staff) came and asked for photo, since their server went down, the photo taken day before became void.

Cleverly i shown a photo of US standard size but they rejected since I was wearing spectacles :(.

Then I ran here and there for photo studio, Auto walas taken advantage and they charged 100 rs for auto, 300 rs for Photo. There is a good understanding between autowala and photographer. I think they got enough money to fly to USA as the whole crowd was dependent on only one photo studio. Irritated and annoyed.

Finally I got my photo went inside embassy. Gotta token and waiting for my turn.

A big white guy called me for discussion, i got scared a bit as he was looking very strict. here is the super conversation :p
Interviewer : Who is your client sir ?
Me: Answered accordingly.
Interviewer: Ok sir your visa approved. :) :)

Thats it, all my preparation is waste But ya felt great tat GOT MY VISA :)

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Successful H1B Experience At Hyderabad Consulate

Posted by: Venkat On 13 Nov 2014

Thanks to and it is a helpful sight

My H1B Visa got Approved on 13th November 2014

Me: Good Morning
VO : Good Morning Please pass on your passport and I797

VO: Which Company you are going :
Me : xxxxx told the company name in USA

VO : Wher it is
Me : told the location / state in US

VO : Put your 4 fingrers on on the finger print panel
Me : Did the Same

VO : What you are going to do in your company
Me : XXXX Told about my designation

VO : Can I see you Project Documents Sir and again she asked End Client.....
Me : Sure i have passed the documents and told her that we have esteemed clients like xx xx xx

VO : Is It Internal Project
Me : Yes

VO: What is about your Project

Me : Told about project briefly

VO: Do you have previously h1b is it the same company your are going
Me : No this is different company

VO : Since how long you are working for this company
Me : This is the first time i am going to work for this company

VO : How did you come across this company sir
Me : Through Some job portals

VO : What is your Salary Sir
Me : $$$$$ - per year

VO : is your wife coming travelling with you (
Me : She is busy with her kids
VO : Oh may be after a year she may join..

VO : You Visa is Approved
Me : Thank You

The above questions may not be in sequential order here and there sequence got changed.

It was cool i was confident enough in replying to her questions,

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H1b Visa Interview At Chennai On 5th Nov 2014 221g Blue

Posted by: Suresh On 06 Nov 2014

Bio-metrics on 4th Nov. Nothing much to tell about that. Went into Q and waited for my turn and did what they asked.

Consular Interview on 5th Nov, 10:30.
I joined the Q at 10AM, but able to reach the consular at 12PM.

Me: Good Morning Officer.
VO: Good Morning.

VO: Your client.

VO: Your salary.
Me: XXX.

VO: Your Client Letter please?
Me: I haven't given as per client's policy. But I have given the supporting document. I have showed him the Employer's Affidavit which says
My Onsite Mgr. handling client's projects worth of XX Million dollar and 100+ team size.

I tried to convince him saying "my employer going to control and authorize my work and handles the part of client's business"

VO: We need Client letter and SOW on client letter head. Unless your application is incomplete. Given the 221(g) blue ship marked with pen for SOW and Client letter.

VO: Given me the passport back, said drop us the passport once you mail the SOW and client letter to Chennai consulate official e-mail and we approve them. Thank You.

Me: Alright and thank you.

Conclusion: I strongly believed that their systems shown that blank for SOW and Client letter. It doesn't depend on my interview performance there, since he hasn't given much chance to perform there.

All the best future visa aspires and my review will help somebody at least.

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