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H1B visa interview experience in Chennai, India

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One of my cousin attended for H1B visa interview in Chennai, India on March 7 (Thursday), here is the experience:

Went to panel no : 28
Vo: .. so you are working for XXX
Me: yes
VO: where do you work
Me: XXX,XX
VO: how many employees are working with current employer
Me: XX
VO: who’s is ur client
Me: XXXXXX
VO: do you work directly for client
Me: I work for XXX vendor and from there I support client
VO: Ok.. so XXX is your vendor.. do you have client and vendor letter
Me: XXX is implementation partner and gave vendor letter and another vendor letter
VO: checked and asked.. ohhh vendor2 is another vendor.. do you have client letter
Me : No .. I don’t have it..
VO: what’s ur highest qualification 
Me.: masters degree
VO: from ?
ME: XXXXX  University
VO: from how many days are you with current employer..?
Me: XX months
VO: when did you get you h1 .
Me: oct 1 2018 
VO: so employer filed for you.. and how much is ur salary 
Me: XXK per annum
VO: can I see ur i 797C
Me : gave doc
Vo: I would like to see ur lca and i129
Me: Gave sealed envelope given by my employer 
Vo: I won’t open this.. please open and give me the docs
Me: gave from my copy
VO: checked something in system and she took them to some other room and came back after 5-10 and told me .. thank you for your patience.. Gave yellow slip and asked me to wait in the lobby and she told someone will call you with your name.. please go for now 
Me:: sure 
Waited for 20-25 mins in the lobby and then they called me and told to go to Panel No 32 which is in some other room and no one was there
After 15 mins another VO came to panel 32
VO: from when you are working for client
Me: from XX'20XX
VO: but you were in OPT that time and you told you got h1b.. did you work for same employer during your OPT..
Me: NO.. during OPT I worked through different employer.. but he was not willing to sponsor h1... at that time I found  this employer and he was willing to sponsor h1 and he filed..
VO: ok.. who’s your employer during your OPT
Me: XXXXXX (old employer)
VO: so till what time you worked for XXXX (old employer)
Me: till october 
VO: how much did you pay for current employer for filing h1
Me: NO.. I didn’t pay anything 
VO: oh then they might have deducted from your pay.. is it so..?
Me: No.. they didn’t deduct anything
VO: can I check you pay slips from october 
Me: I don’t have for october.. but I’ve from November..
VO: ok.. no pbm.. and then she checked pay slips and she calculated for 2 mins on white paper and then she asked .what’s your highest qualification
Me: masters 
VO: from ..?
Me: XXXX University 
VO: graduated in which year..?
ME: Year & Month
VO: what other universities did you apply for apart from your university 
ME: mentioned few.. XXXX,XXXX,XXXX
VO: did you get admission from any of them..?
ME: yes .. I got for some..
VO: do you have i20’s
me: no .. I don;t have them
VO: it’s ok.. do you have any i20s from your university
Me : gave all i20’s
VO:: checked everything and took some printouts.. and asked do you have any supporting letter from client
Me: no.. i don;t have 
VO: Who Pay you..
Me: current employer
VO: does current employer have direct relation with Tier1 vendor 
Me: No
VO: why are you having these many vendors 
Me: don’t know what to tell.. and told employer doesn’t have direct relation with Tier1 vendor
VO : ok.. so it’s like Tier1 vendor is having job for you for next 24 months
Me: yes 
VO: do you have any contract agreement or proof between Tier1 vendor and client
Me: no.. I don’t have it..
VO: why..?
Me: I’ve asked them.. they are not willing to provide
VO: ok.. thank you.. and she told to wait in the lobby..and some one will call you 
Me: thanks
Again went to lobby and waited there 
After 10 mins they called me again and told to go to 28 panel
VO: please take your documents
Me: took all my documents
Vo: what’s ur validity  for your h1
Me: till sept 2020
Vo: checked something in system for 2-3 mins and asked where’s your employer located
Me: XXXX,XX
Vo: ok.. your visa is approved. All the best and have a nice stay
Me: I told thanks

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On 3/8/2019 at 1:52 PM, luck2u said:

One of my cousin attended for H1B visa interview in Chennai, India on March 7 (Thursday), here is the experience:

Went to panel no : 28
Vo: .. so you are working for XXX
Me: yes
VO: where do you work
Me: XXX,XX
VO: how many employees are working with current employer
Me: XX
VO: who’s is ur client
Me: XXXXXX
VO: do you work directly for client
Me: I work for XXX vendor and from there I support client
VO: Ok.. so XXX is your vendor.. do you have client and vendor letter
Me: XXX is implementation partner and gave vendor letter and another vendor letter
VO: checked and asked.. ohhh vendor2 is another vendor.. do you have client letter
Me : No .. I don’t have it..
VO: what’s ur highest qualification 
Me.: masters degree
VO: from ?
ME: XXXXX  University
VO: from how many days are you with current employer..?
Me: XX months
VO: when did you get you h1 .
Me: oct 1 2018 
VO: so employer filed for you.. and how much is ur salary 
Me: XXK per annum
VO: can I see ur i 797C
Me : gave doc
Vo: I would like to see ur lca and i129
Me: Gave sealed envelope given by my employer 
Vo: I won’t open this.. please open and give me the docs
Me: gave from my copy
VO: checked something in system and she took them to some other room and came back after 5-10 and told me .. thank you for your patience.. Gave yellow slip and asked me to wait in the lobby and she told someone will call you with your name.. please go for now 
Me:: sure 
Waited for 20-25 mins in the lobby and then they called me and told to go to Panel No 32 which is in some other room and no one was there
After 15 mins another VO came to panel 32
VO: from when you are working for client
Me: from XX'20XX
VO: but you were in OPT that time and you told you got h1b.. did you work for same employer during your OPT..
Me: NO.. during OPT I worked through different employer.. but he was not willing to sponsor h1... at that time I found  this employer and he was willing to sponsor h1 and he filed..
VO: ok.. who’s your employer during your OPT
Me: XXXXXX (old employer)
VO: so till what time you worked for XXXX (old employer)
Me: till october 
VO: how much did you pay for current employer for filing h1
Me: NO.. I didn’t pay anything 
VO: oh then they might have deducted from your pay.. is it so..?
Me: No.. they didn’t deduct anything
VO: can I check you pay slips from october 
Me: I don’t have for october.. but I’ve from November..
VO: ok.. no pbm.. and then she checked pay slips and she calculated for 2 mins on white paper and then she asked .what’s your highest qualification
Me: masters 
VO: from ..?
Me: XXXX University 
VO: graduated in which year..?
ME: Year & Month
VO: what other universities did you apply for apart from your university 
ME: mentioned few.. XXXX,XXXX,XXXX
VO: did you get admission from any of them..?
ME: yes .. I got for some..
VO: do you have i20’s
me: no .. I don;t have them
VO: it’s ok.. do you have any i20s from your university
Me : gave all i20’s
VO:: checked everything and took some printouts.. and asked do you have any supporting letter from client
Me: no.. i don;t have 
VO: Who Pay you..
Me: current employer
VO: does current employer have direct relation with Tier1 vendor 
Me: No
VO: why are you having these many vendors 
Me: don’t know what to tell.. and told employer doesn’t have direct relation with Tier1 vendor
VO : ok.. so it’s like Tier1 vendor is having job for you for next 24 months
Me: yes 
VO: do you have any contract agreement or proof between Tier1 vendor and client
Me: no.. I don’t have it..
VO: why..?
Me: I’ve asked them.. they are not willing to provide
VO: ok.. thank you.. and she told to wait in the lobby..and some one will call you 
Me: thanks
Again went to lobby and waited there 
After 10 mins they called me again and told to go to 28 panel
VO: please take your documents
Me: took all my documents
Vo: what’s ur validity  for your h1
Me: till sept 2020
Vo: checked something in system for 2-3 mins and asked where’s your employer located
Me: XXXX,XX
Vo: ok.. your visa is approved. All the best and have a nice stay
Me: I told thanks

Wow good detailed information. Thanks for taking time and posting the experience. 

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