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  1. Hello, I created this thread so people can share their experiences and time line from the date they sent the documents to the Interview! It is very hard to find information about this process related to Employment Base visas! Please post your timeline and experience at the interview! Thanks.
  2. hello - most folks here are of the IR/CR kind - trying to connect with EB employment based Visa aspirants all over the world and especially Mumbai. Please share experiences and status updates here - thanks
  3. My interview was scheduled for 07:30 IST Jan 2018 at the Mumbai consulate for EB3 visa. Arrived at 06:50 IST and was asked to wait across the road, opposite the consulate. Immediately, all immigration visa applicants were called forward to the consulate to form the line irrespective of the time slot. We grouped into the queue as a family of 4 and were asked to keep the following documents ready for check: § P4 Letter § Passport Original § Visa Centre stamped DS-260 (received after biometrics) At 07:05 IST the line started to move forward and initial checked the DS-260 and passport and then into the building for security checks. No electronics gadgets such as Cellphones, Power Banks, SIM enabled watches, CDs are allowed. Place all the wallets, purses, documents, bags into the x-ray scanner trays. If you have kids, snacks and juices are allowed. Since there are also chances of long waits for any unforeseen reasons, you can carry books to read while waiting. After the security check, we will be directed to the next building where the Immigration counters available and the Counter Window #1 issues the token number which will be used throughout the process. Counter Windows 1 -16 will be available for Immigration visas. Counter #2-6 for Documentation Checks, Counter #7-16 for Immigration Officers. We got called to Counter Window 3 for setting our Documentation in order, ensuring whatever required for the Visa officer to study the case and interview. We are asked to produce copies of marriage certificate, birth certificate, original Police clearance, 2 photos, offer letter. Once completed we were asked to wait at the lounge for our Token number to be called for the VO Interview. This waiting for us took at least 3 hours of waiting. Finally when our token number flashed, the VO greeted and introduced himself as the VO for our case. He then asked us lift our right hand up and swear whatever we say from this point is the truth and nothing but the truth. As the primary applicant, initial questions were directed to me and later my spouse. No queries were directed to the kids. Note that kids can really get restless at this point so ensure to occupy them with something so that they may not disturb the interview. The following are the questions raised by the VO: Primary Applicant 1) Who is calling you to the US? 2) How did you know about this agency? 3) Will the agency support your salary in case you loose a job or they are unable to find an opening? 4) What will you be working for the agency as? 5) Why is the reporting location different than the work site address? 6) Where did you do Master’s? What all subjects did you learn in your masters? What courses did you do apart from Masters? 7) How many years of experience you have in your profession? 8) Where were you born? Spouse/Dependent Applicant 1) Where were you born? 2) What is your current job? Explain the roles and responsibilities 3) Did you visit US before? What were the job roles in US? 4) What Team did you lead? 5) Who did you work for during the period of H1 and L1? ( ince he had already been in the US before on H1 and L1) The interview seemed very nerve wracking to me. But after 20 mins of questions and answers back and forth. The VO took some time of typing on his system and discussing with his colleague/Supervisor about this case. Once he completed that he paused for a while and told us that all 4 of our visas were approved and gave us 2 forms. We sighed with relief. One form explained how to pay the GC fees, the other form explained that our visa was approved – in bold letters and a tick mark against it (It also contained instructions what next after this interview). We thanked God and the officer for the approval. Overall the experience was different from what I had in mind. The officials and workers at the consulate were helpful. Special attention was given to senior citizens or differently abled applicants, helping them in arranging their documents in order, language support / translator in case applicant does not know English. After a week of getting our visa approved, we were intimated by email that our passport were ready for pickup. We got a large grey packet that had a sealed packet and our passports with visa on it. The yellow sealed packet is to be handed over to the Immigration Officer at the POE along with our X ray CD. This has been our visa interview journey. Thanks VJers for your constant support and help. God bless you all.
  4. Hammed71

    Eb3 sponsor?

    Guys I live outside the us, how can I get an employer willing to sponsor me for an eb3visa?
  5. My interview was scheduled for 07:30 IST Jan 2018 at the Mumbai consulate for EB3 visa. Arrived at 06:50 IST and was asked to wait across the road, opposite the consulate. Immediately, all immigration visa applicants were called forward to the consulate to form the line irrespective of the time slot. We grouped into the queue as a family of 4 and were asked to keep the following documents ready for check: § P4 Letter § Passport Original § Visa Centre stamped DS-260 (received after biometrics) At 07:05 IST the line started to move forward and initial checked the DS-260 and passport and then into the building for security checks. No electronics gadgets such as Cellphones, Power Banks, SIM enabled watches, CDs are allowed. Place all the wallets, purses, documents, bags into the x-ray scanner trays. If you have kids, snacks and juices are allowed. Since there are also chances of long waits for any unforeseen reasons, you can carry books to read while waiting. After the security check, we will be directed to the next building where the Immigration counters available and the Counter Window #1 issues the token number which will be used throughout the process. Counter Windows 1 -16 will be available for Immigration visas. Counter #2-6 for Documentation Checks, Counter #7-16 for Immigration Officers. We got called to Counter Window 3 for setting our Documentation in order, ensuring whatever required for the Visa officer to study the case and interview. We are asked to produce copies of marriage certificate, birth certificate, original Police clearance, 2 photos, offer letter. Once completed we were asked to wait at the lounge for our Token number to be called for the VO Interview. This waiting for us took at least 3 hours of waiting. Finally when our token number flashed, the VO greeted and introduced himself as the VO for our case. He then asked us lift our right hand up and swear whatever we say from this point is the truth and nothing but the truth. As the primary applicant, initial questions were directed to me and later my spouse. No queries were directed to the kids. Note that kids can really get restless at this point so ensure to occupy them with something so that they may not disturb the interview. The following are the questions raised by the VO: Primary Applicant 1) Who is calling you to the US? 2) How did you know about this agency? 3) Will the agency support your salary in case you loose a job or they are unable to find an opening? 4) What will you be working for the agency as? 5) Why is the reporting location different than the work site address? 6) Where did you do Master’s? What all subjects did you learn in your masters? What courses did you do apart from Masters? 7) How many years of experience you have in your profession? 8) Where were you born? Spouse/Dependent Applicant 1) Where were you born? 2) What is your current job? Explain the roles and responsibilities 3) Did you visit US before? What were the job roles in US? 4) What Team did you lead? 5) Who did you work for during the period of H1 and L1? ( ince he had already been in the US before on H1 and L1) The interview seemed very nerve wracking to me. But after 20 mins of questions and answers back and forth. The VO took some time of typing on his system and discussing with his colleague/Supervisor about this case. Once he completed that he paused for a while and told us that all 4 of our visas were approved and gave us 2 forms. We sighed with relief. One form explained how to pay the GC fees, the other form explained that our visa was approved – in bold letters and a tick mark against it (It also contained instructions what next after this interview). We thanked God and the officer for the approval. Overall the experience was different from what I had in mind. The officials and workers at the consulate were helpful. Special attention was given to senior citizens or differently abled applicants, helping them in arranging their documents in order, language support / translator in case applicant does not know English. After a week of getting our visa approved, we were intimated by email that our passport were ready for pickup. We got a large grey packet that had a sealed packet and our passports with visa on it. The yellow sealed packet is to be handed over to the Immigration Officer at the POE along with our X ray CD. This has been our visa interview journey. Thanks VJers for your constant support and help. God bless you all.
  6. Hello, I am 22 years old single mom. I was a college student in NY but I had to take a leave of absence from my college due to child delivery. I delivered my son in NY so he is automatically a US citizen, but I am not. Before my son was born, my ex told me that he has a Green card so I can get a green card too after we get married. But when I was in 3rd trimester, I noticed that he is an illegal immigrant and has alcoholic issue. He continuously abused me both physically and mentally when he was drunk. I have the police reports about domestic violence but the order of protection did not really help us to be separated from him. So I tried to apply for VAWA, but again, I was not eligible because my ex is an illegal immigrant. Once he tried to harm my son too, I ran away from him with my son to South Korea. I apology about too wordy personal info. Cuts to the chase: Since I cannot get any support from my family, I want to get settled in the US. The thing is, I do not have a college degree, EB3 unskilled worker visa would be the best option for me. After I contacted several lawyers, they said applying EB3 in South Korea is not recommended because no one was accepted. What I am thinking is, 1) Apply to Community College or Language School in the US and get F-1. 2) After I moved to the US, I apply to EB3 Is this sounds ok? If you got a green card from EB3, please give me some tips and advice! Thanks!
  7. Hi, I'm Nuno From Portugal, I've apllied to a EB-3 Visa trough a USA company Sponsorship. (truck Driver) It's the first time i try, and i'm really a "nub" , in this kind subject. Can anyone Help me with some questions? - How long will i have to wait to get some news?? (any kind of news ) - my sponsor have allready submited the "i-40 form"... How can i know if it's all alright? - How long will take all the process? - where can i get any kind of number process? BEst Regards Nuno
  8. Hello everyone, As everyone at VJ were so helpful to me during my own immigration journey, I wanted to share my experience at the interview. I did the consular processing in Montreal for a worker's visa (EB3). The whole process lasted a few years from the start but I was already working in the US under a L visa. Once it expired, I had to leave and work from Canada. But the whole process took longer than anticipated, a whole one year which I lived out of the US. Anyways, the interview was yesterday (August 31). I arrived at 8 am (scheduled for 9 am) and the guards at entrance were very polite. I didn't have any bags, or cell phone, and they were very happy we didn't carry any extras. There was actually a couple outside the embassy taking photo albums, papers, all kind of stuff out of a backpack and they looked so disorganized. So we went upstairs through the elevator, took a seat, we were #7. In 10 minutes we were asked to go to booth #3 so the 1st officer would check our documents; she checked all originals, and took our fingerprints. All looked good. At 8:30 am we were done on the 1st screening. At 9:10 am we were asked into booth #9 for the actual interview. The CO was extremely nice and asked the standard questions: - who is petitioning you? - how long have you been working there? - what is your job? what do you do? - how much experience you have before this job? - which countries have you been in the past 5 years? - how long you stayed in the US on trips before your work permit? (I have been to some concerts and camping, just for a few days at a time) - what is the occupation of my spouse? (the CO was very impressed with the reply, the work was at the UN) All in all, less than 10 minutes. I signed a paper which stated that I have to work for my petitioner once I enter the USA. Then the CO said it all looked good and the case was approved. Unfortunately they had a bug in the system and their system was unresponsive for the last 24 hours, and if the CO was not able to push it through on that day, my application would fall on September, and therefore I would have to wait until October - the September Bulletin was not "current". I told the CO to please try it today, because my son (first grade) needed to be at school asap. The CO was very nice and affirmed it would take care of the case personally but that situation was out of their hands. So I was imagining the visa coming only in October and I actually had no place to stay as my house is in the USA (I was living in short term rental places and family during the past year). I actually prayed to the Gods of the Internet and Cyber-systems to make their system work out. At 4:30 pm same day, the CO called me on my cell phone to let me know they were able to push it through and wanted to call me and tranquilize me so i didn't have to worry over the long weekend. I was so happy to hear! I thanked her so much that I felt embarrassed. Nonetheless, my actual visa is coming in a few days, and I feel very certain about this decision to immigrate to the US. Everyone has been very nice. The long waiting time is just some necessary red tape (too much fraud and terrorist treats and the good people pay the price) but I hope everyone's cases go well. Thanks to everyone who helped me ease my mind in times of hopelessness.
  9. Hello. I am a Mexican citizen currently under a TN Visa and I am looking to transition to a EB-2/3 visa. I have read online that it was possible at some point, as long as me and my employer fulfill all the requirements (unique skills, experience, degree, job advertising, etc etc). I am not sure if something has changed recently with the current NAFTA talks that have been going on. My ultimate goal is to get permanent residency through employment without having to go through the H1B visa process. If going from TN to EB-2/3 is possible, how long does it usually takes on average for a Mexican citizen?. (some additional information: I have a BFA from an American University and 6 years of experience in the field here in the USA) Thanks in advance!
  10. This post explains our experience at Rele Clinic, Mumbai. Documents and other things required: Orig passport and 1 copy of the same Interview letter US visa photo - per person 8 photos Immunization record original and 1 copy Reading glasses if any. I called up Rele Clinic as soon as I got my P4 and set an appointment over the phone. Our appointment was set for 8.30 am. We reached there around 8.25am, the place was already packed. We went ahead and got a token and waited for our turn to be called. (If you are going with kids, carry a sweater or jacket; its really cold inside) Once the token no was called. We were asked to fill docs and submit all the documents as per requirement. (as mentioned above) Soon, they called each on of us for Eye test, Blood draw, urine testing, Chest Xray (no chest xray was done for our kids). Mantoux test was done for kids and we were asked to return after 48 hrs to get it read. Once all the examination was done, We had complete head to toe physical examination (Except UG everything was asked to be removed and a gown was given). The attending doctor went on like a bullet train with a set of questions. I answered NO to all of them. (Female Dr for Females and Male Dr for Males). Once that was done she explained the need of 3 vaccines that were mandatory for immigration. (I carried my vaccine records). I had to take all 3 of them in one shot. (Carry all the vaccine records possible. My husband did not have any records so he was required to take 4 vaccines. It is advisable you get the vaccines from your local physician and carry a note from him that you were vaccinated). Kids got more vaccines (4 to 5 in one shot). With the completion of all examination and vaccination, we were asked to pay the total bill towards it (came close to INR 48,000 for 4 of us). We were asked to come after 3 days to collect the report (Carry the payment receipt and passport copy). The report was kept in a sealed pack - this has to be carried to the consulate. A CD was also given - this needs to be taken along to POE not consulate. Another sheet having the summary of vaccines were also given - this is for our personal use. After the tiring day , we headed to B Merwan in Grant Road and had amazing Irani food.
  11. Good day! Would there be any problem if I have a pending eb3 application while we have a k1 visa ongoing? My priority date for EB3 visa is SEPT 2015 and I have been current since November last year. We applied for our k1 visa last December 2017. Would there be any problem in the k1 processing? Thank you
  12. Dear VJers, I am presently based in India. I am planning to join my former employer who has offered me employment again. Hence, I have opted for Consular Processing. I submitted Civil documents for me and my wife on 9th Mar 2018. My Scan Date is 9th Mar 2018 as confirmed by NVC. What is the approx. lead time for completion of documents review (although NVC often quotes 11 weeks)? Looking for hear about "case complete" soon!
  13. Does anyone know which companies or which kind of organizations actually petition for employees for permanent full time employment? Aka EB3 visa. Anyone has personal experience with this? It seems to me that not many companies out there do it, and it can vary from job title to position to skills etc. My current employer won’t petition for me because my position does not require special skills or abilities. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks
  14. Hi there, I been waiting for my EB3 I-485 over 9 months, does anyone knows contact the congressman would help the case? Many thanks
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