Visa - H1 and H4 Experiences

Urgent Query Regarding H1 And F1

Posted by: Srinivas On 30 May 2014

H1 visa for me was raised in office but the status of it is not updated yet. I heard from many people that as its not updated yet my application is not picked. Parallelly i started my F1 proccess unknowing about the h1 raised on my behalf.

i)Can i go ahead and attend F1 visa interview,will there be any problem?

ii)If i get an F1 student visa and later on if my h1 is picked will there be any problem?

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F1 Visa

Posted by: sushma_k On 21 May 2014

hi ,
i am in u.s from last four months on dependent visa , i am interested in learning beautician course. i have searched many websites but i am not getting exact information regarding these course. so please can any one can help me out on these. i want to know whether i can do these course on f1 visa or not , if so let me know process to convert from h4 to f1 visa.

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H1 And H4 Visa At Chennai Consulate BEP Category

Posted by: Dinesh On 08 May 2014

Consulate Interview(Chennai, 5-May-2014 @ 8.00am).

I reached venue 45 min early & stood in queue
(Raining badly in chennai from midnight, had taken umberalla and went in cab as roads are full of water).

Me - Good Morning
VO - Good Morning

VO - give me Passport
Me - sure. He just scanned barcodes

VO - Who is your petitioner
Me - XXX

VO - Who is your client
Me - XXX

VO - From how many years you are with your current employer
Me - X.X years

VO- What is your highest degree
Me - Masters

VO - What will be your salary in US

VO - GM Mam
H4- Good Morning Sir

VO - How long have you been married
H4 - X Years

VO - Did you traveled to US before
H4- NO

VO - Did you traveled to any country before?
H4 - Yes.Small explanation.

VO - Thank You. Your Visa is Approved
Me and H4- Thank you sir.


1 . He did not ask me any documents except passport. May be because i come under BEP category.

2. When i was in queue i was looking at other counters also.
One Tamil family came for Visitor Visa, American VO is completely taking to them TAMIL.

3. I had a visa rejection in 2010 for h1b through other petitioner. That did not impact me.

4. All the answers i gave him is mostly one word answers, as i was fully prepared interview questions from immihelp,path2usa

I wish everyone who is going for interview to be confident and prepare for interview questions.

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H1B Visa Experience At Chennai Consulate

Posted by: Sunil On 28 Apr 2014

1 Biometry
Carry DS160 confirmation, Visa appointment letter & Passport.
Everything was self explanatory & employees help each & every step.

Consulate Interview.
Carried all the required documents mentioned in path2 usa site.
I reached venue 30 min early & stood in q.
Everything was self explanatory & employees help each & every step.

Me - GM

VO - give me Passport
Me - sure

VO - Your nature of work
Me - I am Structural Engineer in the field of Oil & Gas

VO - What is the purpose of ur trip to USA
Me - Employment

VO- Why are you going to US
Me - Global Exposure & Career betterment

VO - Can I see I 797 & I129
Me - Furnished

VO - Nature of your work
Me - Analysis & design of steel structures, foundations xxxxxxxxxxxxx etc..

VO - took some time & finally approved my VISA
Me - Thank you

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H4 Approval Notice Lost In Transit

Posted by: Nina On 21 Apr 2014

My husband who is currently on hi H1 is in the process of changing his company.He is going to transfer his H1 from his old company to new.I lost my H4 approval notice form my husband's old company in transit.It will take me anywhere from 3-4 months to get a copy of my H4 approval notice from USCIS.Will this affect my husband's visa transfer process? Does he need my H4 approval notice form the old employer to start the visa transfer process with his new company or is the I94 number sufficient.
Thank you any information is welcome.

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How Much Cibil Score Is Required For H1B Visa

Posted by: Raj On 05 Apr 2014

Hi Frds,

Can somebody tell me exact how much Cibil score is required for H1B visa.

Kindly advice.

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Help Required To Prepare Some Answers

Posted by: Negi On 13 Mar 2014


I have been a reader of this forum and would like to thank all the people who have been sharing their experiences
and helping those in need.

I came from US in feb 2011 for h1b stamping and was given 221G as I was working on EVC model at that time.
I continued working for same company from March 2011 till now from India, I was working as a sub contractor
from India for them. Now, this company filed my h1b. Its an IN-HOUSE project which I will be working on.
I have filed my taxes in India from past 2 years and will be filing it this year as well.

I have few questions for which I need answers for. I will be going for my H1B visa interview soon. If the VO asks me below questions, what should be my answer

Ques. What is the duration of your project OR How long are your required there for this project OR ?
Ques. Has you visa ever been refused/rejected ?
Ques. Do I need to carry my paystubs (I dont have any) or do I need a letter from the bank stating that I was getting my salary in my Indian account ?
Ques. What all documents apart from the regular one .. do I need to carry to strengthen my case ?

Kindly help me out .. Thanks a lot in advace .. Really appreciate the same.

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H4 VISA Chennai Consulate

Posted by: shruthi On 12 Mar 2014

I had an interview on 24th and 25th of Feb.Me and my 4 months old baby had interview.Because of my baby there is no queue for me.I was worried about feeding.But there was a feeding room inside the consulate and also diaper changing .It really helped me a lot.

Thank you consulate for providing feeding room,it helped me & my baby a lot.

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Query To Convert H1 To L1

Posted by: Malar On 04 Mar 2014


I'm currently in US on a H1 and my husband is working out of India. I want to bring him to the US along with my kid.
However my company only sponsors a H4 for him which is obvious.

I need to get a work status for my husband so i thought i could convert my H1 to L1 so that i could apply L2 for my husband fo rhim to work in US.

I had also tried to apply the H1 for my husband but no employers are ready to sponsor a h1 for my husband when he is in India.

could you please let me know if there is a possbility to convert ny h1 to L1 so that i could process a L2 for my husband.

Any info would be appreciated !!

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H1 And H4 Visa At Hyderabad Consulate

Posted by: Indian On 20 Feb 2014

I have attend for my H1 visa along with my wife. My visa got approved today (20 Feb 2014).

VO: Good morning..
Me: Good morning .. How are you.?

VO: Give me Passports and I-129 / I-797

VO: Who is your client..?
Me: I'm the full time employee at xxx

VO: How much salary you earn per year..?

Me: $xxxx per year

VO: What do you for your company..?
Me: answered

VO: your visa is approved.

Me: Thanks.

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