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H1B Visa Calgary- Visa Approved- Petition not online

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Hi,

I attended the interview for my H1B Visa stamping at Calgary on 22nd Jan14. Thanks to all who shared thier exp on the forums here. I will be posting mine soon.

 

The int went well and my visa was approved. But the consular/interviewer said that my petition was not online and it will be in a day or 2 for it be onlline.Then the passport will be sent to Loomis branch. She said it might 3-5 business days. 

 

Any body had the same issue before. What does petition was not online mean. Is it because i submitted DS-160 just 2 days before the interview. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance. 

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Hi,

I attended the interview for my H1B Visa stamping at Calgary on 22nd Jan14. Thanks to all who shared thier exp on the forums here. I will be posting mine soon.

 

The int went well and my visa was approved. But the consular/interviewer said that my petition was not online and it will be in a day or 2 for it be onlline.Then the passport will be sent to Loomis branch. She said it might 3-5 business days. 

 

Any body had the same issue before. What does petition was not online mean. Is it because i submitted DS-160 just 2 days before the interview. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance. I 

I guess may be because your PIMS is not updated

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Hi,

I attended the interview for my H1B Visa stamping at Calgary on 22nd Jan14. Thanks to all who shared thier exp on the forums here. I will be posting mine soon.

 

The int went well and my visa was approved. But the consular/interviewer said that my petition was not online and it will be in a day or 2 for it be onlline.Then the passport will be sent to Loomis branch. She said it might 3-5 business days. 

 

Any body had the same issue before. What does petition was not online mean. Is it because i submitted DS-160 just 2 days before the interview. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance. 

Can you share your experience Please

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Hi - I had the interview on the same day and in the same situation as you are!! Did the VO say that your info was not updated in PIMS?

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If your h1 is approved by USCIS recently, there is a fair chance that PIMS may not be updated yet. In such cases, consulate usually try to reach out to find the status of your petition( just to re-cofirm). Should be cleared with in a day or two.

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Hi All,

Thanks for you responses. Below is my experience

 

Went in 10 min earlier to the appointment time. Took cell phone with me..bad idea...DO NOT take anything that is explicitly prohibited in Appt confirmation letter. 

 

Initially a lady checked my passport and gave a number. Then another lady verified the documents and asked me wait. After an hour my number was up. Below is how it went

 

VO : Good Morning
ME : Good Morning
 
Passed my documents (DS-160,I-797,PASSPORT)
 
VO : Who is your client
ME : XXX Company
 
VO : Which state do you live in
ME : XX
 
VO : What is the highest degree u have
ME : BE 
 
VO : Whats the subject
ME : XXX
 
VO : Where did you do that
ME : In India
 
VO : I see xx is employer. How long have been working there
ME : XX time
 
VO : Are they paying you correctly and on time
ME : yes. No problems
 
VO : I see they applied for you green card
ME : Yes
 
VO : Thats great. Did you get the brochure on labor rights
ME : Yes. I got it and read it
 
VO : Good. I need to make sure you get it. Your visa is approved. Your petition is not online. Will be online by tomm noon. 
        Your visa will be sent to Loomis branch in 3-5 business days
ME : (i asked gently )You said my petition was not online. What does it mean 
 
VO : Your petition details are not available in the system. It should be updated in a day.
ME : Ok. Thank you.
 
Hope that helps.

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My status changed to Issued this morning. hoping to receive the passport today. you can contact me at my email..I have updated my profile.

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Hi All,

Thanks for you responses. Below is my experience

 

Went in 10 min earlier to the appointment time. Took cell phone with me..bad idea...DO NOT take anything that is explicitly prohibited in Appt confirmation letter. 

 

Initially a lady checked my passport and gave a number. Then another lady verified the documents and asked me wait. After an hour my number was up. Below is how it went

 

VO : Good Morning
ME : Good Morning
 
Passed my documents (DS-160,I-797,PASSPORT)
 
VO : Who is your client
ME : XXX Company
 
VO : Which state do you live in
ME : XX
 
VO : What is the highest degree u have
ME : BE 
 
VO : Whats the subject
ME : XXX
 
VO : Where did you do that
ME : In India
 
VO : I see xx is employer. How long have been working there
ME : XX time
 
VO : Are they paying you correctly and on time
ME : yes. No problems
 
VO : I see they applied for you green card
ME : Yes
 
VO : Thats great. Did you get the brochure on labor rights
ME : Yes. I got it and read it
 
VO : Good. I need to make sure you get it. Your visa is approved. Your petition is not online. Will be online by tomm noon. 
        Your visa will be sent to Loomis branch in 3-5 business days
ME : (i asked gently )You said my petition was not online. What does it mean 
 
VO : Your petition details are not available in the system. It should be updated in a day.
ME : Ok. Thank you.
 
Hope that helps.

 

Yaa.. U see, She said your petition is not Online, That mean, Your PIMS is not updated, So it will take a day or 2 for that to be updated.

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Hi All,

Thanks for you responses. Below is my experience

 

Went in 10 min earlier to the appointment time. Took cell phone with me..bad idea...DO NOT take anything that is explicitly prohibited in Appt confirmation letter. 

 

Initially a lady checked my passport and gave a number. Then another lady verified the documents and asked me wait. After an hour my number was up. Below is how it went

 

VO : Good Morning
ME : Good Morning
 
Passed my documents (DS-160,I-797,PASSPORT)
 
VO : Who is your client
ME : XXX Company
 
VO : Which state do you live in
ME : XX
 
VO : What is the highest degree u have
ME : BE 
 
VO : Whats the subject
ME : XXX
 
VO : Where did you do that
ME : In India
 
VO : I see xx is employer. How long have been working there
ME : XX time
 
VO : Are they paying you correctly and on time
ME : yes. No problems
 
VO : I see they applied for you green card
ME : Yes
 
VO : Thats great. Did you get the brochure on labor rights
ME : Yes. I got it and read it
 
VO : Good. I need to make sure you get it. Your visa is approved. Your petition is not online. Will be online by tomm noon. 
        Your visa will be sent to Loomis branch in 3-5 business days
ME : (i asked gently )You said my petition was not online. What does it mean 
 
VO : Your petition details are not available in the system. It should be updated in a day.
ME : Ok. Thank you.
 
Hope that helps.

 

What time was your Visa Appointment?

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