☛ Do not lean on the slab. If the interviewer's voice is not audible, ask again to repeat the question.
☛ Speak with the speech audible to a person at two arms length distance but not too loudly.
☛ Do not try to be over smart in any of your answers.
☛ Maintain a smile on your face at the time of interview.
☛ Make sure to greet the visa officer initially and wish well at the end of the interview.
☛ Dress what you are comfortable with. Suit or tie is not required. However, you should look neat and clean.
☛ Don't look at other windows and what is going on over there.
☛ Do not be nervous. Be confident.
☛ Feel relaxed, not tensed.
☛ Maintain the body language well.
☛ Don't be tensed and don't start talking fast.
☛ While talking to the consular officer, maintain eye contact.
☛ Make sure to speak into the microphone. Otherwise, they may not be able to hear you properly.
☛ Talk in a sufficiently audible voice and in a slow and clear manner.
☛ Make sure to go through all the documents in advance and understand them thoroughly.
☛ Keep some cash with you just in case you need for purposes such as another photograph, snacks, difference in the demand draft amount etc.
☛ If your company offers mock interviews, make sure to participate in them.
☛ U. S. consulates may annotate blanket L visas with the name of the actual employer on the I-129S even if that subsidiary or affiliate employer name is not in PIMS.
☛ Know the team structure at your current job and in the U.S.
☛ It does not matter whether it is a product based company or service based company.
☛ Arrive to the interview around 15 minutes and maximum 30 minutes in advance. There is no point in arriving too early.
☛ If there are multiple lines at the consulate, make sure you are standing in the right line.
☛ Just because others in front of you are rejected, it does not automatically mean that you will be rejected as well. As long as your case is genuine, you will get the visa.
☛ Do not panic if your L1B visa gets rejected. That only means your skill set does not belong to specialized knowledge skill set and H1B visa may be more appropriate for you.
☛ Make sure that all of your documents are in proper order.
★ Are you customizing something for the client or are you using any third party tool?
★ Will you be doing custom modifications?
★ What kind of budgetary authority do you have?
★ Do you have hire and fire authority?
★ When did you last hire?
★ When did you last fire?
★ What if you get a chance to fire an employee?
★ What is the process in your company to hire and fire an associate?
★ Whose approval do you need to hire and fire associates?
★ How many people will report to you?
★ Is the tool you are going to work on a client tool or your company's tool?
★ How long have you been working in XXX language?
★ How many people will be working on XXX language in your company?
★ How many people will be working on XXX product in your company?
★ Do you know XYZ technology?
★ If you use proprietary tools and now that they have been developed, why can't your client hire someone onshore and train them to work on the same tool?
★ Why can't the associates already in the U.S. on site handle the work?
★ If you have not developed this product, how can you be specialized in it?
★ How did you gain expertise in these tools?
★ How long have you worked in your specialized area?
★ What phase is your current project in?
★ Have you done development work or modification?
★ Why is it necessary for you to go to the U.S. for this work? Why not someone else?
★ Why can't your company's U.S. team member do this work?
★ Is that a software like Java or Oracle or something like that?
★ Did you develop this tool?
★ Was it really a development of the tool or modification?
★ Did you invent this tool?
★ How many people in your team developed this tool?
★ What was your exact contribution in developing such a tool?
★ Who was leading the project?
★ Are you traveling for testing?
★ What is your specialization?
★ What is your special skill set?
★ Why do you think it is special?
★ Is that implemented on a particular domain?
★ What kind of specialized skills you have?
★ What is so special about it? There are several such tools in the market?
★ What work will you do for your client?
★ Is your manager (or boss) in the U.S.?
★ Who is your primary contact? Is he related to you in any way?
★ If your manager fires you in the U.S., what will you do?
★ Will you work at the client location or parent company's office?
★ Are you going to work for multiple clients when in the U.S.?
★ How will your client benefit from your travel?
★ What will be your salary in the U.S.?
★ How will you be compensated? Will you be on U.S. payroll or foreign (such as Indian) payroll?
★ Will you get the allowance in the U.S.?
★ Why do you need to travel to the U.S.?
★ Why can't that work be done from your home country?
★ How long do you plan to stay in the U.S.?
★ What is your client requirement?
★ Where will you work in the U.S.?
★ What kind of work will you do in the U.S.?
★ What will you do in the U.S.?
★ What will be job responsibilities in the U.S.?
★ Where will you stay in the U.S.?
★ Who will manage you in the U.S.?
★ Are they individual contributors or managers or mixed?
★ Do you work for an internal team or at the client site?
★ You have been working for this company for over 10 years. Don't you get bored? Don't you want to change the employer?
★ What kind of training did you go through?
★ Who is your client?
★ I have never heard about that company. What do they do?
★ What does your client do?
★ What is your designation?
★ Who are the previous clients you have worked with?
★ What is your total experience?
★ What were you doing prior to join the current company?
★ Why does your petition have different sponsor than your present company?
★ How many people currently report to you?
★ How many of them are in the U.S. and outside the U.S.?
★ Can I see your papers and passport?
★ Please give me the visa fee receipt. (That is $500 fraud detection fee receipt.)
★ Where do you work?
★ How long have you been working with your current company?
★ What is your current salary?
★ What are your current roles and responsibilities?
★ Who is your customer?
★ How are you?
★ What visa are you applying for?
★ Have you already been to the U.S.?
★ When did you return from the U.S.?
★ You were out of the U.S. for about more than a year. Who was supporting the application in your absence?
★ When was the last time you traveled to the U.S.?
★ Can I see your petition letter?
18. I have already appeared for the L1B visa and my L1B visa got rejected, now after how much time i should apply for the same case. Whether there would be any problem if I go for the same category once again?
Please give a cooling time of 2 months and then apply for
L-1B interview. Do ensure that you carry all the required
documents this time with proper cover letters from your
company and be confident while responding to the questions
asked by the consulate officer. Also ensure to read your
cover letter and I-129 S form and understand wht is
mentioned as ur current job duties and ur proposed U.S. Job
Duties, so u will be able to answer confidently when the
officer questions you.
19. L1B individual Petition got Denied (not visa)due to lack of
specialize knowledge, can i apply for H1B? Will it have any impact on my H1B application? Will it have any impact in my future application of Visa?
No it wont have any impact on ur H1B application.
Will not have any impact.
While my name was on the CIBIL list.. I applied for B1, came
to USA, applied for B1 extension, then applied for L1.
Note: Also not all banks share the info to CIBIL,
public-sector banks do not disclose.
Yes you can apply for L1-individual. As you specified you
are completed diploma. you are elegi ble for L1-Individual.
Who has completed B.TECH/M.TECH can applay for L1-Blanket.
The L1 petition must be filed by your company. Eligible
educational documets are going to verified for US equalence
checking with USIC.
Please give a cooling time of 2 months and then apply for
L-1B interview..already your visa got rejected 2 times...so
its better to give more time for your next attempt..."Better
late than Never"
23. I am working in TCS, I got an offer from a small company and I applied for B1 visa through tht company and it got rejected 2 months back. So now still im continuing with TCS. Can i apply for L1b blanket through TCS. If not what are the conditions to reapply for the same?
how could u apply for visa without
joining the company..! Its a violation and may lead to
24. I have both B1 and L1 valid visas. I will be traveling to USA on Business trip for a duration of 5 weeks on B1 Visa.
Q1.Will there be any problem to my L1 visa as I am holding it now and travelling on B1 visa?
Q2.Will there be any problem in future if I go on long term on L1 visa?
Dont worry - you can travel to US on your B1,
at Immigration you must mention that you are entering US on
B1. There will not be any problem to your L1.
1. What is the name of your company?
2. How long you been working with current company?
3. What is your designation?
4. How long in a managerial position?
5. How many direct reports do you have?
6. What is your educational background?
7. What will be your role when you are in US?
8. Where is the headquarter of your company?
9. Have you been there(headquarter) before?
26. I am the Diploma holder(Computer)as of now there is the opening in my project at onsite..some one tell me if apply L1 visa can i eligible? what is way getting work permit visa for diploma holder like me?
you can obtain a credential evaluation from some U.S
University if you have 3+ years of experience. Kindly let
me know how many years of experience you have
There is no connection between L1 and B1, L1 is an intra
company transfer visa which is a different catagory.
So, you can apply for L1 any time provided you meed the
requirements of L1 Visa such as working atleast for 1 year+
Kindly ask your company to appoint an attorny to get an
hassle free visa.
yes it can b changed visa is not changed status is changed
but there r many complexities