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Kingston, Jamaica: H1B Interview Experience & Complete Report

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^ But don't Indian citizens need a Schengen visa to transit through Germany?

Simple answer will be NO. 

 

When transiting through Germany, a transit visa is NOT required under the following circumstances:

1. If you hold a valid, unexpired US Visa (eg: If you have an unexpired F1 stamped in your Passport but switched your status to H1 that is fine)

2. If you return to your country of citizenship after a legal stay in the US.

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Hi Kashyap,

 

Thanks for all the info that you provided.

 

 I have my passport with expired visa stamping (expired on june 2013). I got my new petition papers which is approved till Feb 27 2014. Is this the scenario of an invalid visa described above?

Do you think I have to buy a ticket for Jamaica (where I am going for stamping) and one return ticket to India.

 

Please correct me if I am wrong.

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Hi Kashyap,

As you said "My friend did not have a valid Visa and he was forced to purchase a return ticket to India".

Can you please let us know how did you brought that ticket , I mean did in which airlines did you brought that..since you would be in the Immigration line and how did your friend dealt with buying that ticket.

 

It would be more helpful if you can please give us some more info on that.

 

 

Thanks,

Naresh

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Hi Kashyap,

As you said "My friend did not have a valid Visa and he was forced to purchase a return ticket to India".

Can you please let us know how did you brought that ticket , I mean did in which airlines did you brought that..since you would be in the Immigration line and how did your friend dealt with buying that ticket.

 

It would be more helpful if you can please give us some more info on that.

 

 

Thanks,

Naresh

If the immigration officer asks for a return fare you will be made to wait in a waiting area and a separate officer will ask you tu buy the ticket. They will let you use a computer and book the ticket. There are flights from Kingston to Toronto, Canada (Air Canada), and then to India via Europe(Air Canada, Lufthansa etc). I assume you do not have to worry about transit visa thru EU in this context.

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Please make sure your PIMS information is updated....before coming here for stamping.

Search online for PIMS.

 

My visa got delayed because of this reason. Now I am waiting to hear back from them....

Will update soon...

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Please make sure your PIMS information is updated....before coming here for stamping.

Search online for PIMS.

 

My visa got delayed because of this reason. Now I am waiting to hear back from them....

Will update soon...

Any update on your case status?

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Sorry to update you so late.

 

I got an email from the embassy...that my passport is ready for pickup by Friday (I appeared for interview on Monday).

 

It got delayed for 2 days. where the possibility could be upto 10 days.

 

Please take care.

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Kasyap,

                     I have H1B issued for consular Processing to go to vancouver consulate.My old h1b and I-94 both expired and extension applied got denied and filed new h1b under consular process where i got approved without I-94 for 3 years now can i change consulate and go for Jamaica or need to go to india since i dont have Vancouver visa.

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Kasyap,

                     I have H1B issued for consular Processing to go to vancouver consulate.My old h1b and I-94 both expired and extension applied got denied and filed new h1b under consular process where i got approved without I-94 for 3 years now can i change consulate and go for Jamaica or need to go to india since i dont have Vancouver visa.

I honestly have no idea on what the consular process is and your case. Sorry I cannot be of help. 

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Hi Kasyap,

 

I am planning to visit Jamaica with family for H1 stamping and would like to know the hotel and cab details from you.

 

Thanks a lot for all the help in advance!!

 

Regards,

Srinivas

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Kashyap you said your friend doesnt have valid visa does that mean he is out of status or visa expired or what is your friend situation. Also can anyone tell me the latest availability date in Kingston Jamaica

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Kashyap - Thanks a lot of your post. I am traveling to Kingston , Jamaica with family ( wife and kid) to get our Visas stamped. Could you please send me the details of the BnB place and the cab drivers details , you were referring to in your post.

 

Thank You

Chaitanya

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