It’s time to write about the H-1B visa interview. I was planning to write about the interview process and interview questions for sometime now.
But, majority of them with H-1B approval for 2009 and 2009 fiscal year will appear for H-1B visa interviews after mid September.
Key to getting H-1B visa is to know what kind of H-1B visa interview questions will be asked and how to answer them.
If you fumble for any H-1B visa interview questions, then you are creating doubts about you during H-1B interview.
H-1B Visa Interview at Chennai
I was prepared with all the documents required for H-1B visa interview and also read a few forums about H-1B visa questions.
But I was sure that questions about company and projects I can be asked and it will be much different for someone who is appearing for visa interview to travel to U.S. for the first time and also who have applied through consulting companies.
I was confident, took more documents for visa interview than required. Since it’s always better to be prepared for the worst.
My files weighed more than 3 kgs. Yes, I had so much documents with me for my H-1B visa interview.
H-1B Visa Interview Documents
Here some of the documents I had:
- H-1B Visa Approval I-797
- Form I 129
- Letter from Employer (with start date, salary, etc.)
- Last 3 years W2s and 1040s
- Passport, DS forms
- Utility Bills for address proof
- Degree certificates and transcripts
- Labor Condition Application (LCA)
- Many other documents
I haven’t listed all other documents I had in my file for 3 kgs., but I had it all covered.
Reserving H-1B Visa Interview Date and Time
I spent 4 months observing when dates opened in VFS site. It’s my observation that dates were opened 1 month in advance and every Thursday.
I had all required receipts from HDFC Bank to fill out the H-1B visa application, DS forms, and book the date.
In the first time when you fill the forms, it will take time. So I booked the dates for my H-1B visa interview, went to India for 4 weeks of vacation and H-1B visa stamping.
Also, I did read about DS-160 form will replace DS-156, DS-157, DS-158 and other immigration applications. But not sure when that will be done.
H-1B Visa Interview Questions
Some of the common H-1B visa interview questions for which you have to prepare
- Which Company?
- What is your role?
- What is your salary?
- Who is your client?
- Work location?
- How long have you been with this company?