Successful stamping at Toronto (March 25, 2014)


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Time to give back to the community from which I have benefited a lot.


I had my interview today at the consulate and I am happy to report that I got my visa approved which I should get in 3-5 business days, as per the interviewer.


This was for my H1B renewal. I did my masters from the US and I am a full time employee.


Questions asked were:


VO: Is this regarding visa renewal?


Me: Yes, it is.


VO:How long had you been working with XYZ?


Me:4 and a half years


VO:Did you also study in the US?


Me:Yes, I did.


VO:What was your major?




VO:Thanks. Your visa has been approved.


Me: I am sorry?


VO: You should be able to collect your passport in 3-5 business days


Me: Oh I see. So I guess I am good to go now. (smiling).


VO: (Laughing) Yes. Go and enjoy the city.


I had every possible document with me but the interviewer did not ask for a single  document.


I had with me (in addition to H1b approval notice, appointment letter and passport):


Pay slips, W2's, tax returns, bank statements, trading account statements, employer's annual published report, employment verification letter, degrees, achievement certificates, awards at the company, LCA, I-129, prior H1b approval letter, etc.


I was in the waiting room for at least 90 minutes and I did not see anyone not getting visa. I.e I did not see any 221g 's being given.


As most of the guys who have got visa approved, I would say the same thing - be prepared for every possible question, get all documents to support your statements, stay confident, and last but not the least, dress formally (it never hurts).




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