USA H1B Visa
The H1B Visa Approval process may have been a cakewalk, but don't expect the same with the H1B Visa Stamping with the Consulate! Here are few reasons why:
- Did you realize that you got your H1B Visa Approval without showing your original documents?! You simply send you Photostat copies to your sponsor in the US, and USCIS approved your petition based on photocopies. The real scrutiny of your credentials is done by the consulate in India. The consulate would want to see your original documentation with which you secured your H1B Approval and also interview you in person. So be prepared not only with the originals but also with a good oral presentation to defend your entry into the USA on an USA H1B Visa
- There is a strict criteria for candidates to get an H1B visa but there is no strict criteria for someone in the US to sponsor you. So if you got an H1B approval from a small firm with so client base or projects on hand, the onus will be on you to prove that the sponsor can employ you and pay you.
- Even if you are from a Blue Chip company in India or from the best Engineering School in India - you must be able to show that you have a project lined up for you by the time you land in the USA. The old benching is slowing fading into history.
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