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 Recent or past H1-B stamping experience in Kathmandu

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Posted on 10-07-13 12:27 PM     Reply [Subscribe]
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Hello frens,

I am planning to visit Nepal in December this year to spend some time with family and friends. In the mean time, I also have to attend VISA interview for my H1-B stamping since I recently my status got changed from F1 to H1-B.

This will be my first time attending interview for H1-B stamping, if you guys can share any recent or past H1-B stamping experience like the questions they ask, that might be helpful.

I have very short vacation trip of 15 days, I want to attend the interview in the first few days so I have enough time if they need administrative verification. What is the turnover time to get stamped?

 Any suggestions please?

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Posted on 01-02-14 8:47 AM     [Snapshot: 2611]     Reply [Subscribe]
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I have also same sorts of documents as Amarpuri6 has listed.
I did not have Bank statement. I don't think this is needed. This may be good to have but not required.

You may carry all your I-20s and EAD cards with you but no need to place in the documents file which you present to Counselor. you can keep them with you in case needed.

That's it, just keep calm and answer all the questions honestly. you will be good.

Once you get your H1B Visa, don't forget to go to Foreign Employment Authorities office to get the Foreign Employment letter that you need to present at Airport while returning.

All the Best!

Posted on 01-02-14 10:36 AM     [Snapshot: 2639]     Reply [Subscribe]
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   If you have direct deposit set up for your pay checks then you can show the bank statement as supportive documents. 

I am a full time employee in Banking Corporate Company working in IT.


Posted on 01-02-14 9:19 PM     [Snapshot: 2730]     Reply [Subscribe]
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@Open and @ Amarapuri6:
Thank you Open and Amarapuri6. You guys are awesome. Now i am in good shape. Thank you for your time. 

Posted on 02-03-14 11:07 PM     [Snapshot: 3074]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Hello Amarapuri6:

Any update from your visa stamping in Kathmandu? How did it go? I hope all is well with you. Good luck with the stamping. Please share your experiences whenever you gotta time.
Thank you.
Posted on 02-10-14 11:16 AM     [Snapshot: 3227]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Hi Friends,

I am in a situation with my H1B. I recently got a notice that my H1B is approved. However, the notice also mention that I am not eligible for change of status. In order to change the status, I would have to get the visa stamping from Nepal.

I am currently working in a F1 status with CPT I-20. My employer is a consultant company and they have asked me to get the visa stamp as soon as possible and told me that I cannot continue to work until I get the visa.

I was wondering if anyone has similar situation and share with me with the process that you took to resolve this issue.

I would be grateful for your help.

Posted on 02-10-14 9:50 PM     [Snapshot: 3364]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Hey @amarapuri6: Any update on your Visa Stamping? Let us know.

Posted on 02-10-14 9:55 PM     [Snapshot: 3365]     Reply [Subscribe]
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@Open: Did you schedule an interview from abroad or you had to go to Nabil bank to scheduled it. I am planning to schedule it as soon as I reach Nepal.

Also, Were you working as consultant or Full Time Employee?

Please let me know!!

Posted on 02-11-14 10:03 AM     [Snapshot: 3443]     Reply [Subscribe]
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I scheduled my interview by visiting to Nabil Bank.
It all depends on the flow of applicants at this time and you can decide accordingly.
There was not much waiting time for interview date when I planned my travel and I got the interview date just couple of days after the day I paid application fees.

If you have short stay then I recommend you to send your documents and ask your family members to get the interview date for you.

I am a consultant of an American IT Services company and work at Client Location.

I hope that helps!

Good Luck!

Posted on 02-11-14 2:03 PM     [Snapshot: 3491]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Hello everyone, sorry for not updating the thread. I got so busy with work as soon as I got back to USA.

My H1B Visa stamping was smooth. My brother took interview date for me scheduled on Wednesday (I reached Nepal on Monday).

Interview day:

Went to US Embassy at 8am n waited outside for Security. Cleared initial security by 8:30am n then waited for document submission. My name got announced on Window 1 to Submit Documents around 8:45am. Documents submitted n waited for finger printing . White guy on Window 5 called my name for finger printing at 9 am. Finger Printing done n waited for Real Interview. A beautiful young lady ( I think mix of Nepalese and White) announced my name at 9:30 am on Window 10.

Me: Good Morning Ma'am!
VO: A very good morning.

VO: where do you work?
Me: xxxxx company

VO: how much do you make annually?
Me: $xxxx/yr

VO: Do you have any relative in US?
Me: yes

VO: announced the golden word. Your visa is approved.

Just be confident n don't lie. You will be fine.

BTW: I enjoyed mo mo, taas, and sekuwa a lot.

Good luck guys!

Posted on 02-11-14 4:00 PM     [Snapshot: 3526]     Reply [Subscribe]
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@open, what was the booklet about?
Posted on 02-11-14 10:56 PM     [Snapshot: 3594]     Reply [Subscribe]
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@Open: Thank You so much for your reply. That will help me a lot. :)

@amarapuri6: Congratulation!!!! for getting it approved and Thank you for the update. :)

Posted on 02-13-14 1:26 PM     [Snapshot: 3681]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Congrats Amarapuri6 for the visa stamping. I also got very short time to stay in Nepal so gotta go for interview on third day of my arrival. Thank you for sharing with us your experiences.
Posted on 03-31-14 9:44 PM     [Snapshot: 4227]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Hello Amarapuri6, Open and friends

I gotta H1B visa interview tomorrow. I am confused about visa interview appointment letter. I have seen some people talking about that in some other blog. DO we need that letter? I applied DS160 online, and i only got confirmation page and appointment date from Nabil Bank. Is visa appointment letter required document for visa interview? Please let me know. i have interview tomorrow at 8:30 AM.
Please reply me ASAP. Appreciate that.

Thank you.

Posted on 03-31-14 9:55 PM     [Snapshot: 4236]     Reply [Subscribe]
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@ Wavernepal

They did not ask me that letter . As long as you have all other documents as listed by folks here, you should be fine.Mine was stamped on 4 th March. I was asked few question like
how long you have been with the company
show me you LCA.
Just relax and be confident.
good luck
Posted on 04-01-14 5:11 AM     [Snapshot: 4308]     Reply [Subscribe]
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There is nothing such thing as Visa interview appointment letter. The folks in other forum may be referring the yellow colored appointment slip provided by bank that has interview date and time. That slip you need to present while entering to the embassy for interview.
Take rest and be confident. You will be good!

All the best!
Posted on 04-03-14 7:35 PM     [Snapshot: 4488]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Unfortunately they issued me 221g white slip. Interview went very well. He asked me about my job, job location, salary, Education and my travel plan and at last that white guy handed me white slip. They took my passport, and orginial I797 A and told me to wait couple of days for administrative processing. Thats it and i am now counting my days to hear from them. I thought they might do administrative processing because of my major Beer scientist. I don't see any other reasons since i am full time, study related jobs, everything is straight.
Any thoughts about my case ? I would really appreciate if you guys have any idea about the wait time in Nepal?

Thank you.

Posted on 04-03-14 8:19 PM     [Snapshot: 4507]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Same here but in Canada. I was told my visa is approved during interview but then my status shows Admin processing. Its been a month and still waiting.
Posted on 04-04-14 8:37 AM     [Snapshot: 4584]     Reply [Subscribe]
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sometimes delays are due to PIMS being not updated on their system.
One thing we all have to understand is that producing all those documents submitted by visa applicants is easy in this modern world of technology.
So embassy needs to verify that information against their own database. sometimes these information are not up-to-date locally and they might have to request or verify against their main database.
Anyone can produce original looking I-797 during the interview, but they needs to verify that it is indeed valid and issued by USCIS.

But I have seen cases where people had to wait months because of company and other issues.
Posted on 04-12-14 11:36 AM     [Snapshot: 4799]     Reply [Subscribe]
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My Experience !!
I landed Kathmandu on April 2nd 2014 on Wednesday and had scheduled an interview for Friday on April 4th. I had filled DS160 online and told my sister to print the confirmation page and pay the 190$ at Nabil bank and get the date for Friday (I had called the bank everyday for the date they have been issued(

Went to interview on Friday,
VO - How you doing?- without smile-
Hero - M doing fine, how about you?
VO - Well, I cant pull your information , But lets first start the interview
hero - sure
VO - when did you went to US/
Hero - 2003
VO - when did you start working in this company?
Hero - since 2010 as soon as I finished my Undergrad
VO - Is that BS or MS
Hero - BS
VO - did you work on H1 from that time?
Hero - No, I was working on OPT and applied for STEM extension for another 17 months and then applied for H1B on Nov 2011
VO - What do you do ?
Hero - I am a sales engineer, I do building audits and provide them the reports with savings and recommendation.
VO- she sees my document and when she flipped the document that showed I completed my masters, I told her, I just graduated last week and she said Congratulation for completing masters !!
VO - You interview is approved but we will call u in few days as we have to Verify PIMS Entry and she gave me a white slip.
Hero - Thank you

I had an interview on Friday and was waiting for call since Tuesday but also I was checking it online where it said ADMINISTRATIVEPROCESSING. I checked on Wednesday evening online and it said ISSUED. Since, I had provided my US no while filling DS 160, it is why they were unable to contact me and I emailed them saying that my visa is issued and when can I pick up my passport. They told me to come 11 am or 3 pm and I went 11 am on Thursday.

I am on PART TIME H1B but also I got stamped, most of us get scared with no reason but I didn't fear. Also, I was taking a month off before I arrived Nepal and will be staying in Nepal for 2 months.

I think I got easily as I have been in States for 10.5 years, finished my BS and MS and working on the same company for almost 4 years and also this is my 4th visit to Nepal in 10.5 years !!!
let me know if any one needs more details and help !!!!
happy New year !!!!
Posted on 09-08-14 8:35 PM     [Snapshot: 6101]     Reply [Subscribe]
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I am going for H1B stamping end of this month. I have already submitted the for form DS 160. Now waiting for to get interview date.
Please kindly share list of documents that are needed for H1B Stamping. Your input will be highly appreciated. :-)


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