I got my B1 Visa approval yesterday. I have been reading up various experiences on immihelp and had been preparing accordingly.
My interview was scheduled at 8.15 AM, and I reached VFS at 7.15 AM. The lounge facilities are good and I would advice everyone to use it. We were transferred to the consulate at 8AM. VFS Lounge users are allowed to jump the normal queue and go in directly. I was inside the consulate by 8.20 AM. Fingerprinting done in 5 mins…and then the wait for the interview.
My number was called in around 10 mins.
Me: Good Morning.
VO: Good Morning, How are you doing?
Me: Fine, Thank You.
VO: Why are you going to the Unites States?
Me: To attend meetings at by Company Headquarters
VO: Oh.. You work for xxx Company, Which division do you handle?
I tried to show him the invitation letter, he waved them away.
VO: How many employees do you have in India?
VO: What products do you have?
VO: How many years in Current company?
Me: 2 Years
VO: and before that?
Me: With xxx in Kolkata
VO: Oh. Are you Bengali? ( He asked me the question in Bengali, which caught me by surprise)
Me: No, But I understand the langauge.
All questions after this were in Bengali
VO: Are you married.
VO: Since how long
VO: How many Kids?
VO: Typing for some time.
VO: Your Visa is Granted. You will receive your passport in 3 days
Me: Thank You
VO: Have a great trip
Me: Thank You
I was out after that, didn’t need to show a single document. I was out of the consulate by 9 AM. I got my passport today and found a 10 year Visa.
Some things which I adhered to.
1. I was in formals
2. I had a tie on. (Please do that if you are going for a Business Visa)