Visa Stamping

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Jamaica - New Option For H1B Visa Stamping

This is a blog post on how an H1-B candidate got his stamping at Kingston,Jamaica. There have been increasing number of people going for their H-1B Stamping at Jamaica recently. This article is a case study which would be of help if you plan to go for H-1B...Read More »

H-1B Visa Interview - PIMS Update Overview

We have received quite a few emails, requesting to write on what PIMS (Petition Information Management Service) exactly is and how it would affect a candidate appearing for a visa interview at the U.S. consulate. This post gives you details on what is PIMS and what...Read More »

Visa Stamping Experience – 221(g) at Ottawa, Canada

One of our H1BWiki readers recently got his H-1B Stamping in Canada. Initially, he got a 221(g) issued by the visa officer and then the visa was finally approved after a long wait. Here is the case study on his journey to Canada and visa stamping experience.

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Have you ever known about what is Interview Waiver Program (IWP)? This is a program implemented by the U.S. Consulate to waive the Visa Interview, if certain conditions have met.

According to the U.S. Consulate in India, “This pilot program permits consular officers to waive interviews for...Read More »

H-1B Visa Stamping - Alternatives Approaches to Client Letter

It is always important to have the client letter when you are going to attend an Interview for your H-1B visa stamping. If you work full time, your employer’s offer letter or work authorization letter would be the client letter. But when you work as a contractor,...Read More »

H-1B may Fall into Automatic Revalidation provision to reenter U.S.

According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), “they have the authority and the responsibility over the admission of travelers to the U.S. Under the automatic revalidation provision of immigration law, certain temporary visitors holding expired nonimmigrant visas who...Read More »

H-1B Visa Stamping Experience in India – NOID, Denial and Approval

One of our blog visitors have written to us about his H-1B visa stamping experience he had recently in India. Here is Srini’s experience in his own words. I have divided his experience into sub-categories, to detail the step by step process he went through.


My name is Srini and...Read More »

NOID – How is it different from RFE?

Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) is issued by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service), in case the USCIS couldn’t decide on the case with the provided evidences. This is a statement from the USCIS that the candidate cannot be eligible to gain...Read More »

New U.S. Visa Processing System In India - Started 26th Sep 2012

The United States Consulate in India has introduced a new visa processing system recently. The implementation of this new process has been started on September 26, 2012.

This process was chosen to simplify the visa process, especially to the NRI’s who would want to book for a...Read More »

H-1B: Form I-797 Types - A, B and C

Corresponding to the H-1B, we have three approval I-797 forms I-797A, I-797B and I-797C. I-797 is an H-1B approval notice (known as I-797,Notice of Action) issued by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) to the petitioner when a candidate’s petition for an H-1B is approved.

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H-1B Stamping Experience:221(g) – Complex Situation

A hard circumstance at the U.S. consulate could hold your visa and force you find alternative solutions to get back to United States. During certain critical situations, it is most important to take the right decision and reach the path of success. One of our...Read More »

H-1B Visa Stamping - Confidential Employer`s Documents

The Visa Officer at the U.S. Consulate may ask the candidate to provide the following sensitive and confidential documents

  • Employer’s last two years tax returns and financial statements
  • Notarized list of all employees of the petitioner.
  • Petitioner`s State unemployment wage reports. This report should show all...Read More »

RFE – Is it common these days?

Request for Evidence (RFE) is issued by the USCIS requesting the applicant or the petitioner to provide additional evidences to support the case filed.

Since past few years, USCIS have been scrutinizing the H-1B cases with more attention for those with the Employer-Vendor-Client (Consulting) relation. RFE is more...Read More »

H-1B Visa Stamping in Canada – Step by Step Guide

Thousands of people living in the U.S., day to day plan to change their non-immigrant visa status (F1 to H-1B) or to extend their status (H-1B Extension). An alternative to have the non-immigrant visa stamped other than going to the home county is to go to a neighboring...Read More »