H1B Visa Stamping in Chennai by Abhilash.
I sharing my H1B Visa Stamping experience in Chennai. As per the new visa system, the visa interview is a 2 day process. My Interview was in Chennai.
Day 1 – OFC
First day, at the OFC, they just checked my Appointment letter, DS160 confirmation and passport.
They took a picture of mine and took finger prints of all my fingers. Thats it. The whole process was hardly 45 mins. Had a 2:00 PM appointment, and was actually out by that time.
One suggestion, you don’t need to carry anything else apart from these if you are going to appear for a H1 Stamping.
Day 2: US Consulate
The appointment time was 7:30 AM.
Was there by 7 AM itself.
My sealed official transcripts were asked to be opened at the entrance itself. They said its okay because they would put a seal on it. and i Said Okay for that.
At the first counter, The lady asked for my docs and she arranged everything in order , put a band across it and gave it to me.
At counter 2, Fingerprinting .
Time between counter : approx. 10 mins.
At the third stage: the real interview !
H1B Visa Stamping in Chennai
The interview was like a breeze.
Simple tip: Answer to the point.
Me: Good Morning Sir !! 🙂 (With a smile )
VO: Good Morning Sir ! ! How are you doing today ?
Me: I am fine Sir.. How about you ?
VO: Can i have your documents please ?
ME: I handed over the packet to him ! !
VO: Which company Do you work for ?
Me: I answered my company name. (FYI: I do not work for a consultancy, I work directly with a big Enterprise products firm )
VO: Oh … “XXXXXXXX XXXXX” (he re-said my company name” and then said okay.
VO: What is Your Highest Degree?
Me: I did Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from xxxxx
VO: What do you work as ?
Me: I work as a XXXXXX Engineer in this division.
VO: What is your salary ?
Me: My current salary is $XXXXX per annum.
VO: Thank You, I have approved your visa and you will get your passport in few days,
Me: Thank You.
After the interview, paid 300Rs for faster delivery to my house address. and passport reached on 3rd business day.
Good luck for everyone who is appearing for a interview. Stay Calm, answer to the point, Do Not Lie during.