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 Please help!!!H1-VISA US Nepal Embassy
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Posted on 11-19-11 10:38 AM     Reply [Subscribe]
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Hello All,

what are the chances to get visa having a H1 Status here in Nepal??? Are they giving visa easily or not???

Thanks In Advance!!
 
Posted on 11-19-11 12:51 PM     [Snapshot: 122]     Reply [Subscribe]
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 They are giving the visa but not easily. In most cases they hold your visa(passport) for 2 to 3 weeks before issuing visa.

Jhilke :)

 
Posted on 11-19-11 1:04 PM     [Snapshot: 130]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Oh really, man I was planning jus going for 3 weeks!!!
 
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 Don't take a chance unless you have to.I was there for three weeks and I had intereview on the day after I reached there and got my visa the day before I left to USA. It is really stressful.

If you need to do that make sure you make appointment while you are here so that you can have the interview as soon as you reach there.

Jhilke :)

 
Posted on 11-19-11 6:13 PM     [Snapshot: 284]     Reply [Subscribe]
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I am not sure, what they saw in my document, they gave me the visa same day. My H1B was approved back in 2009, so that might be the reason that my name was updated in PIMS. Email to US consular in Nepal, to check, if your name is updated in PIMS or not, if your H1B is recently approved.

I went back to Nepal before Dashain, and I was granted visa just before the Dashain holiday. Its a good idea to get the interview-date as early as possible.

 
Posted on 11-20-11 3:08 PM     [Snapshot: 495]     Reply [Subscribe]
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 Shashin,

I think It also depends on how you obtained your H1B - through a direct hire/client like direct hire at a company or hospital or through a third party employment like consultancy among other things - but seems like this is one of the main important aspect.

Like someone suggested, email the consular and get an idea. Ask your question in a short but definitive manner. 

 
Posted on 11-20-11 5:54 PM     [Snapshot: 588]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Thank you All for your suggestions and help, first  I will email them .


Thanks,


Shashin
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Posted on 11-20-11 6:00 PM     [Snapshot: 593]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Find out what is the wait time for visa interview? I mean if you apply on Monday, what is the earliest date you can have interview

 
Posted on 11-20-11 6:10 PM     [Snapshot: 614]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Okay Blue_moon Thanks
 
Posted on 11-20-11 6:16 PM     [Snapshot: 621]     Reply [Subscribe]
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I am also going on second week of december. I m hopping to get visa in a week.


 
Posted on 11-21-11 9:41 AM     [Snapshot: 823]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Ok Blue_moon,wish you all goodluck and please share your experience after you get the visa.

Thanks,

Shashin
 
Posted on 11-21-11 10:03 AM     [Snapshot: 846]     Reply [Subscribe]
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@shashin: I'm going for stamping coming week and have a interview for next week.

I have tried to get an interview before 2 week  but seems like they will only give you visa date only before 1 week of your interview date and you also don't need to be there as you can schedule interview with your confirmation application and passport photocopy.

Difficulty of getting a visa depends upon type of employee. Are you a contractor employee from consultancy or FTE?

If you are a FTE, you will get your visa second day or another. Make sure you are updated in PIMS database.

If you are a contractor, be prepared to wait for few weeks to 1 month.

However, if you have all the docs and convincing answers, you should be good for both.

Hope that helps !

Peace

Sirus_Me
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Posted on 11-21-11 10:13 AM     [Snapshot: 863]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Thanks,Sirus_Me. Yes, I am FTE,  and I have got almost all the documents that I need from my Employer and my lawyer said everything has been updated but I will make sure again. Let me know how it goes next week, All the very best to you.

Thanks,


Shashin
 
Posted on 11-21-11 1:30 PM     [Snapshot: 963]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Keep the post updated sashin.....thanx for bringing this up.......i've been following the issue for a while on sajha but don't know the recent changes.........keep us updated with ur upcoming experience with ur process..............BTW, when was ur H1B approved???

I'm also a FTE and will help me for future........thanx again.
 
Posted on 11-21-11 1:49 PM     [Snapshot: 982]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Ya sure, I got mine H1B approved on April this year.  Thanks Kalyx


 
Posted on 11-21-11 1:50 PM     [Snapshot: 977]     Reply [Subscribe]
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I am FTE and got my H1b stamped on last week of September this year. It took few (5-7) minutes, no major questiton asked... only inquired about my job location and start date (as my location is different than Company HQ, where it's HR is based).

I prepared following documents for the interview

1. Passport
2. All previous I-20s
3. EAD card(s)
4. Copy of H1B approval packet petition
5. Original degree certificate(s) and transcript (s)
6. Employment verification letter
7. Company's latest annual report publication
8. Updated resume
9. 2-3 payroll statements and previous year tax documents,
10. Original I-797

Best of Luck



 
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Thanx shashin, dd_sh, and all; this will be a great help for the near future.
 
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I don;t think it;s to do with whternet you are FTE or consultant. I work as an consultant and I got my visa after 2 days ( regular time ).
 
Posted on 11-22-11 9:52 AM     [Snapshot: 1212]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Perrybhadra, it was nice to hear that you got yours in 2 days, Hope we all get it soon ...
 
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Lets hope we all get it soon too....Thank you all for your suggestions that means alot.
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