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Venkat89

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  1. This forum was very helpful in preparing for my stamping, and its my time to give back. My appointment was at 7:15 and reached the consulate by 7:00. There were about 10-15 attendees and at 7:15, they called out to form a line, who ever has a 7:15 appointment. I was second in line and after initial security check out, they let us in to a floor where photo was scanned and then finger printing was done. You may have to wait here for 5-15 min until someone take you to elevators to go to 20th floor. No documents were asked except for passport and I-797. VO asked, what was my salary, title, degree specialization, and said my visa was approved. I was out of consulate by 8:00 am. July 18th afternoon: Status updated that my application is in administrative processing July 19th: Status updated that my application is in final stages of processing and received an email from consulate that my passport was released to Canada Post with tracking number in the morning. Signed up for email alerts from Canada Post. BY afternoon, my DS-160 status was updated with tracking number. July 20th: At 8:45 am, got an email from Canada Post that passport is ready for pickup. Picked up the passport at 11:00 am (at 595 Burrard street) My return flight was on 21st evening, but as I got the passport on 20th, went to airport by 12:15 pm. United changed my flight to 1:50 pm direct flight for free, as there were weather related issues in Chicago. Security and Immigration was done ~45 minutes. Immigration office was also very cool, just asked which technology I work on. My H1B was expiring in 3 months, so he pointed out the same. Informed him that, I will be applying extension in September once I am back from India trip. Even though, no documents were asked in my case, I would suggest, carry each and every document that you have. It will make you more confident. I stayed in Empire Landmark hotel for first 3 days and Consulate is ~15 min walk from there. Spicy 6 on Robson St is a good Indian restaurant. Ginger Indian Cuisine is also pretty good restaurant, if you stay in Richmond. Overall, VO officer isn't asking many questions and no documents all. Best of luck to future attendees.
  2. Venkat89

    H1B Dropbox Experience Chennai - June 2017

    Congratulations....Thanks for sharing.
  3. If any one has visa appointment in Vancouver between July 13th to 21st and interested in shared accommodation, email (email listed in my profile) me or reply here.
  4. Thanks Ravinder. Sent email with contact number.
  5. Venkat89

    ANYONE HAVE APPOINTMENT ON JULY 14TH @ VANCOUVER

    I have appointment on July 18th, planning to reach by 16th.
  6. I have an appointment in Vancouver on July 18th, looking for shared accommodation.
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