Visa - H1 and H4 Experiences

H4 Dropbox Passport Status

Posted by: idqinfa On 06 Jul 2014

Hi Guys,

My spouse was eligible to use to drop box for H4 Visa so we used drop box facility and submitted the documents.

We have submitted around May last week and till now there is no status . When we checked with Consulate we got the below email

We got the below response:

Your application is pending under Section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for administrative processing. There is no definite time frame for this processing as it depends on the individual circumstances of each case. The Department of State is continuously working to expedite visas. We appreciate your patience. Please be assured that we will contact you as soon as the processing in your case is complete.

Can any one suggest what is that mean . I heard that when we use Dropbox it may take 3 to 10 business days .

Has anyone faced this issue

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H1b Visa Stamping At Mumbai Consulate During April 2014

Posted by: Tabho On 02 Jul 2014

Hi All,
I want to share my H1b visa stamping experience at Mumbai Consulate. Most of you know the visa interview process is now a 2 day process. I had my fingerprinting on Wednesday 9th April and Visa interview on Thursday morning 10th April at 9:00 AM. I had my new I-797 valid till Nov month end 2014.

I arrived at Bandra Kurla Complex around 8:30 AM. There were queues, security guards will tell you to form queue for the given time slot.

Later you will taken inside the building where you show your documents and go for a security check. Next inside the building there a lot of counters. Those applying for H1b visa/work visa were taken to counter faster while those for green card where made to wait inside the building for sometime.

You will be told to stand for a particular counter in a queue and take out your basic documents handy esp passport and I-797 document.

My Interview.

VO: Good Morning
Me: Good Morning, Hi How are you.
VO: Doing good.

VO: Gave my passport and i-797 (I am not sure whether he asked first or I gave him first)
VO: What is the name of your employer
Me: ABCD incorporation

VO: Where are they located
ME: New Jersey

VO: Goes through his computer and reads my details(makes some strange face expression while reading somestuff)
and asks Are you married ?
ME: No.

VO:- Do you plan to get married ?
Me:- I slightly smiling yes, that's the reason I have came to India to find a suitable match.

VO:- Give me your old passport, he does something with my old passport and computer. Your visa is approved, please collect it from where you have mentioned in your form.
Me:- Thank You, you have a good day.

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Suggest Me Best And Genuine Company In USA Or Hyderabad

Posted by: pruthviraj On 02 Jul 2014

I have 5 years of experience in QA with mortgage and banking domain can any one suggest me the best & genuine company to file H1B for 2014 quota.
and please tell me how much charge for the H1 b Processing

Thanks in advance!!!!


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No Information About My Visa Status

Posted by: Susy On 30 Jun 2014

This is my first time acquiring a US Visa. My employer is processing my H1B visa. We submitted the papers before April 1st, but they haven't gave me much information. On May 15th, they wrote me an email asking for more papers regarding my education.

Now, its already July and I don't know what is happening, they haven't give me the process number.

- Does the fact that they ask for more documents means that I'm already part of the 65000 selected randomly?
- Is it normal that I don't have any other information about the processing?
- How long does it take the process of reviewing the documents, going to the interview and getting the passport stamped?
I'm really worry because is really uncertain what is going to happen and I need to take decisions.


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Query On H1B Visa Expiry

Posted by: monika agarwal On 23 Jun 2014

My husband has got his Visa filed from some XYZ company in the year 2012 it came in the lottery and then he got his visa stamped on 14th March 2014,its expiry date is 30th sept 2014.The employer convinced him to give the resignation from his last company stating that sooner they will get the client and will make his visa extended and now when his notice period is also finished the XYZ company is dragging his joining date every another week.I wanted to know what are the possibilities that he could apply for H1B transfer from some other company and what are the pros and cons.What are the risks.He is currently jobless.What is the best he could do for the visa transfer and extension,what is the process.Sorry my questions are too much,but my husband is currently having no job and I am too much worried.Also I and my kid is also holding H4 visa which will expire on 30th sep 2014.Please reply me as its very urgent on the career part of my husband.

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H4 Visa Stamping Through Interview Waiver Programme

Posted by: Ashmita On 17 Jun 2014

Experience of H4 stamping through dropbox:

9th june-Dropped documents
10th june-Status showed ready
12th june-Status showed administrative processing
13th june-status showed issued
16th june-passport ready for pick up
17th june- got stamped passport.

Hassle free stamping within 7 days.Really pleased with the new interview waiver programme.

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H1B Blue Slip

Posted by: KK On 16 Jun 2014

My appointment was at 8 am @ Chennai.
VO:Passport pls
Me: I gave
VO:I797 and LCA
Me: I gave
VO: Employer name?
Vo:Project Name?
VO: How u got the offer?
Me: through employee referral
Me: One of my ex-college working for same employer
Vo: Employees count is very less in that company. How mush u pay for H1b.
Me: I didnt pay any fee.Employer took care of everything.
Vo:again same question.
Me:same ans
Vo: I need some to process:He gave blue slip.

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H4 VisaQuery

Posted by: Swati On 16 Jun 2014

I am currently in India but my husband currently in US. On my behalf he had applied for h1b through consultant for FY 2014. My name didn't come in Lottery.Now i am applying for H4. Will it impact my h4 approval process?

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Posted by: ask On 14 Jun 2014

if you are applying first time , most likely get pink slip . I also has a similar experiences twice . During B1 Stamping in chennai and H1 Stamping at new Delhi . After providing answer to questioner, should be in detail most likely you get approved with the remark " approved on date #".

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H1B Visa Extension

Posted by: Kamal On 13 Jun 2014

Appointment time :9:00 AM on 12th June 2014
Reached Consulate by :8:45 AM as there is lot of traffic

VO: passports please.
Me: Good Morning Sir. Then gave my passport

VO:Checked few items from the passport in the computer and after sometime asked , "will you be working at your employer location or client location".
Me: I will be working at my employer location.

VO: Your visa is approved. Take the white pamphlet which has the details of rights of Temporary works in US.
Me: Thank you Sir.

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