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I have lled quite a few forms related to various kinds of visa stamping over
the years, but every time I try to ll one of them, there is some sort of
frustration due to factors like searching for old info and session timing out,
forcing me to re- ll everything. Imagine you are lling some info after
searching a lot and you get kicked out at the end…what if the system does
that for over 10 times, that’s really frustrating…isn’t it ? I was in the same boat
trying to ll DS-160 form for my H1B visa stamping. For instance, I had to dig
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up address and info about my 11th and 12th grade( junior college) address
and zip code, which was quite a few years ago….anyways, Let me share my
experience and give my suggestions on what you should have at hand before
you start lling the DS-160 form…

List of documents / Information needed for Filling out DS-160 Form

In general, we take few things for granted and start lling out the DS-160
form, but in reality, it does not work that way. It took me over a day to get it
done due to variety of reasons like missing info and session time out issues. In
fact, it took two days for my friend to ll out this form…This below list is not a
comprehensive list, but it has information or documents that we tend to
overlook

Required list of info/documents that we typically overlook:

Address of location you plan to stay in United States (with zip code)
If you have ight ticket booked, Information about ight that arrives in US
If you have been to US before:
list of dates you have arrived in US
How long was your trip in US for each visit
If you have been in US and have Drivers license from US, its information
Information about your contact person in US (to verify your details),
typically your supervisor
First name, Last name
Phone number
Email address
Address of the person
Information about your parents ( Check their passports )
Mother’s Full Name, Date of Birth
Father’s Full Name, Date of Birth
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Current work related information in US
Company Name, Address
Your Monthly Salary in US ( check LCA for this info)
Description of your job duties ( check the resume you have sent to
USCIS)
Previous work related information
List of previous companies names in last 5 years
Employment dates – Start and end date
Addresses of companies, Phone numbers
Your previous titles
Your previous supervisors’ names
Your previous  job duties descriptions
Previous Education details : Need everything from 10th grade onwards.
High School – 10th grade school details with full name and address,
including dates attended
Junior college name( 11th and 12th class or grade), Full address with
Pin/ Zip Code, Dates attended
Bachelors degree college name, full address, dates attended, degree
awarded
if you have masters degree, need same info as above

I guess, the above list should be necessary for any work related visa like H1B
or L1 visa. For other kinds of visas, I would guess you need most of the
information, except work related info.

Basic list of documents you should have :

1. Passport (along with any US visas issued before)


2. Approval notice forms  I-797 form

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Clari cations : Passport Book number, Visa number :
You will be asked for passport book number…if you are an Indian citizen, you
do not need this. If not, check your passport for this info…check NOT
applicable, if you do not nd it in your passport. Also, if you have been to US
before, you will be asked to enter the US visa number. If you look at the US
visa stamped on your passport, it is the number on the right hand bottom in
RED color.

5 Tips to ll out the DS-160 form for US visa :

1. Your information is saved by screen as you complete it. In order to


retrieve your info, you need the Application Number. Make sure you
write your Application number on a piece of paper, you WILL NEED this
application number and the security check question answer. It will be
showed at the rst time you start lling the application, if you miss it, you
are screwed !
2. The system is not so good on calculating your session time…. It will just
time out your session for no reason sometimes and drive you nuts.. just be
prepared ( It kicked me out over 10 times) Be patient, it can be frustrating
at times due to session time outs. Have half a day allocated with all your
information with you for avoiding delays.
3. Make sure you have all the information I have listed above to be at hand
and have it typed up in notepad le or on paper for easy form lling. It will
save your time with session time outs.
4. They say that you will need 75 minutes, but in reality you might need at
least two hours or more…make sure you have proper uninterrupted
Internet connection for extended period of time.
5. You will need digital photo, make sure you take it with plain background.
You may edit it by cropping. There is an option to test your photo before
you start your application . Check this before you proceed with
application.
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Have you ever lled out DS-160 form ? What are your thoughts ? Any tips to
share from your experience ?

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Vanessa
Hi Saurabh,

1. Has anyone ever led an immigrant petition on your befalf with


the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services? this only
apply for someone who le I-140 for me right?

2. Do you have any immediate relatives, not including parents in


the U.S?
Immediate relatives refer to: Sons, daughters, Parents, Spouses
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only, right?

Thanks so much

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Misha thomas
Hello,

I think I had made a mistake while lling DS -160 form. In my


passport only the give name was there and no surname. So since in
DS 160 since both are mandatory I had lled given name in rst
name and no name in surname sice it is mentioned there the
details should be as same as passport. My interview is scheduled
tomorrow. Mine in L1 individual petition. I have got a pre approval
for the same. So will it create an issue while stamping. Pleases help
me

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Saurabh
Misha thomas,
The recommended way to put the name is FNU in First Name and
Given Name in Last Name. As it is too late now, you should let the
VFS of cer know about it (the person who reviews the documents at
the 1st counter before the actual interview). They might be able to
help you out w/ this. I don’t think it will cause any issues, but may
require some information to ow back and forth b/w you and the
of cer.

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Misha thomas
Thanks Saurabh. I hope I can do the the same . Thank you so much

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vanessa
hello

how can i correct an error that i made after i submitted ds 160


yesterday?

Thanks so much

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Saurabh
Vanessa,
Have you just nished the DS-160 form, or have you already used it
to schedule an interview? As long as you have not scheduled the
interview yet, you can reload the back-up DS-160 application (if you
have taken one) and then submit it again.

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mai-mai
I have the same case with hers… I just completed my ds 160 today
and only nd out that i have an error inputting my birthplace after i
received the con rmation…..

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You mean that i need to apply for a new ds 160 application and will
get a new id#? i haven’t schedule myself for an interview yet…
Please advice… thanks a lot!

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Saurabh
Mai-Mai,
If you have taken a back-up of the old DS form, then you can
upload that form and edit the incorrect eld and then submit
it again. If you have not take the back-up then you will have to
ll the form again and submit it, which will generate a new ID.

Always take a back-up of the form, as it may come in handy in


future. I don’t remember exactly where it allows you to take
back-up but it’s at the place where it asks you whether you
want to retrieve the form after 30 days or not and that point
saves the form as .DAT.

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mai-mai
does it mean that if i will le a new application with a new id#,
the old id# will not affect my new application? how about the
record that the embassy is receiving? does my new
application will replace the old one?

other concern too about my daughter’s photo… i tied her hair


(a jinky style) is it true that this is not allowed?

thanks and more power

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Saurabh
Mai-Mai,
Yes a new Id will be generated. You haven’t scheduled any
interview yet, so that id is just there in travel.state.gov site
and not submitted to the consulate yet.

I don’t know about the photo. Are there any speci c photo
requirements mentioned on the DS-160 site? Also, if the
photo is not accepted, most consulate have an in-house
photographer who can take the correct photo. You can call
your concerned consulate and ask them if they have that
service available.

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Vanessa
Hi Saurabh,

1. Has anyone ever led an immigrant petition on your befalf


with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services?
this only apply for someone who le I-140 for me right?

2. Do you have any immediate relatives, not including parents


in the U.S?
Immediate relatives refer to: Sons, daughters, Parents,
Spouses only, right?

Thanks so much

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Saurabh
Vanessa,
1. Yes, only if I-140 has been led
2. Correct

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Kumar
Hi Surabh,
Thanks for the previous reply brother.
Your help is very much appreciated by all of us.

Please let me know what documents we need to carry for


dependants while going for VISA stamping.She is a Home Maker.
Are their degree certi cates and marks cards(BSC), 1oth and 12th
markscard required and do they ask for that while asking
questions to her in stamping.

This is because in the BSC markscard the name is written as


Meena Veerap Kumari and in the passport it is Meena Kumari is
written. I have written Meena Kumari in DS-160 as it is there in
the passport and my marriage certi cate.

Also in 10th markscard her father name is written in the opposite


manner. e.g, if in her passport it Ron Veerap then in 10th
markscard it is Veerap Ron.

Does all these matter for dependant VISA stamping.

If they ask for markscard while stamping interview how she should
handle this.

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In DS-160 I have lled the form as per the passport and marriage
certi cates and the issue is with the father and mother name, not
her name.

We have been to UK before but this did not create a problem.

Please guide us how to proceed with the stamping interview for


dependants with the above scenario brother.
I will be wit her during stamping process.
Please let us know the key questions asked.

Regards,

Kumar

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Saurabh
Kumar,
Her marksheets and degree certi cates are really not required, but
you can carry them. I don’t think the name mismatch (father, mother
or her) should be a big issue as she is going on dependent visa and
not H-1.

She may be asked what she plans to do in US, and what she is
currently doing in India. Bulk of the questions will be directed
towards you.

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Kumar
Thanks brother.
Thanks a lot.
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Regards,

Kumar

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Kumar
Hi Saurabh,

My L1 blanket was rejected when I went to Chennai.


While lling D-160 please nd my answers and let me know
whether the answers are right.
1. Haved you ever been refused a U.S. visa,been refused admission
to the United States?
I answered “No” as the L1 blanket petition is rejected, not my VISA.

Has anyone lled an immigrant petition on your behalf with UCIS?


I answerd “No” as this is the rst time the company led H1 for me.

Also during the stamping process if they ask did any VISA is
rejected in the past, then what should I answer?
According to me they rejected my L1 blanket petition stating I do
not possess specialized skills. that means they rejected my petition
or work permit or any thing else or rejected my VISA stamping?
what exactly is rejected when you le L1 blanket petition.
Please advise.

Regards,

Kumar

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Kumar,
Those are the right answers. If asked about old rejection, you can
mention the petition was denied b/c of the mentioned reasons. Visa
rejection is when one goes to the consulate and receives a rejection
after the interview.

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Kumar
The L1 blanket in the above case was led in March, 2008.
Also, please let me know what documents we need to carry for
dependant. Are their degree, 1oth and 12th markscard required and do
they ask toitte see that while asking questions to her. This is because in
the markscard Meena Veerap Kumari is written and in the passport
Meena Kumari is written. I have written Meena Kumari in DS-160 as it
is there in the passport.

Also in 10th markscard her father name is not fully only rst name.

Does all these matter for dependant VISA stamping.

Regards,

Kumar

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Saurabh
Kumar,
For the dependents (I assume you are referring to spouse here)
they primarily ask for marriage certi cate, wedding album/card
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and spouse’s name entered in the passport. Not all of these
required, but having all of them is the best. At times, just the
marriage certi cate would be suf cient.

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Hello
Saurabh, is there any issue with 2 Con rmations for the same
Applicant. I was lling DS-160 and rst time after clicking “Sign
and Submit” the system kind of hung and I wasn’t sure whether it
went through, so I did it the second time. Now I see two
con rmations! If I just x the interview appointment with one and
ignore the other will that be ok?

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Saurabh
You should call VFS and let them know about it. They can look into
the system and let you know which appointment is the right one.

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Mayank
Hi Saurabh,

DS-160 asks for current work details, but I would be joining my job
in May 2012, not now. So should I ll that information or give
details of my current university. I graduated last December, 2011.

Rgds

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Saurabh
If you are not working now then you can leave that section blank. It
should only be lled if you are currently working.

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Satya
Hi There:

I am currently residing in the US and wish to visit India with my


daughter. I am on H4 that was approved Dec 2010. I need to get
my visa stamped and hence I am in the process of lling my DS 160
application. I now encounter sooo many questions regarding lling
this form. I am not sure what I should write for:
1. “Provide information on your last ve us visits” as I am already in
the US.
2. Under “Previous US visas” Do I have to ll up my current receipt
number for my H4 (OR) My previous visa number with which I left
India in 2006?
3. What is this ” Have you attended a public elementary school on
student (F) status or a public secondary school after November 30,
1996 without reimbursing the school?”

I appreciate any assistance in this regard.

Thanks,
-Satya

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1. Your previous 5 visit. If your current visit is the only visit, then
mention just that one.
2. All US visas stamped in your passport.
3. Answer is yes if you attended the school in US on F-1 visa status
and then didn’t pay the entire fees to the school.

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Satya
Saurabh:

Thank you very much for your reply!


I came to the US in 2006, visited India in 2008 for a month and got
back to the US and never went back again. What should I write for
the eld of previous 5 visits? As I am currently in the US, what will
be the duration of stay?

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Saurabh
So it would be
– 2006 until your travel date to India
– Your return date from India to your upcoming departure
date from US

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Satya
Thanks Saurabh!

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Do I provide US address as my home and mailing address as I
had been and I am living here only?

Thanks again
-Satya

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Saurabh
I checked the DS form, and there is one entry for home
address, which should be your India’s address. There is
another eld asking for address where you will be staying
in US, and this needs to be your US address.

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Satya
Thanks for your reply Saurabh!

I got stuck at this question:

“Are you applying in the same country where the visa above
was issued and is this country your principal country of
residence?”

As I am in US now will US be my principal country of


residence or India??

Will that be a YES??

Thanks again!
-Satya

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Saurabh
Satya,
Where are you seeing this question? On VFS site?

I would assume the answer to be No as your visa was


issued in India, and your residence is now US.

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Satya
This question came up in the travel section.

If my residence is in US then my home address also should be.


Please correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks
-Satya

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Saurabh
I just checked my own DS form that I used for renewal
stamping in Jan, and I had put in Yes to that question.

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Satya
So, was your home address the same, i.e, address @ India?

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Yes Satya, home address was my India’s address.

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Satya
Thanks Saurabh! Your replies really helped a lot!

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Satya
Hi Saurabh:

What would be the ans for this question: Have you traveled
to any countries within the last ve years?

I would guess it to be the United States. Please correct me if I


am wrong.

Thanks
-Satya

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Saurabh
Satya,
It would be US and any other country you have visited in
last 5 years except for your home country.

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Hi ,

I have clari cation about applying South Africa work permit visa
one of my friends went to South Africa through and he need to
apply work permit. If the applicant is in South Africa through
visitor visa and can apply work permit through agencies or Is it
compulsory the applicant to be go to embassy in person to submit
it?

Could you please clarify this?

Thanks in Advance!!

Regards,
Ramesh

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Namita Jain
i have taken visa appointment on 7th feb 2012 from mumbai
of ce.
i forgot security question’s answer so not able to download
interview letter.
i have drop a mail to infousmumbai@vfdhelpline.com
but got no reply.i have to submit this form to vfs of ce before 2nd
feb. please suggest me what should i do in this case. i am very
panic.

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I though they used mother’s name as the security question. Or is it


something else?

There is not much you can do except to wait for VFS’s response. Did
you try calling them and asking them to respond quickly? In my
experience, they have provided responses within the same day.

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Namita Jain
thnz saurabh for replying
. yeah they used mother’s name in security question’s answer. but i
forgot whether i put caps or in small letters .
one more thing i want to ask my husband is working on h1b from
june 2011.
he does not have w2 tax documents. does it create problem to get
h4 visa ??/

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Saurabh
W2 should be received by every employee by Jan 31. So if
your husband receives it by that time, then he can email the
same to you for interview. Or do you think he will not receive
it even by Jan 31?

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my uncle submitted ds-160 yesterday. he realized that there is an
error. how could he correct the error after it was submitted

thanks so much

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Tired
Hello Saurabh…need your expert opinion once again….many
thanks for all help you provide.
Filling out DS 160 for me and wife. Had a question on my Wife’s DS
160 for “Previous Work Information” section…
— My L1B petition for extension of stay got denied last year and
we came back to India.
— My wife was working Part time on a Valid EAD and L2 visa.
— We applied for EAD renewal but EAD renewal got Denied as
USCIS needed approved L1B extension before issuing EAD
— She stopped working immediately AFTER getting EAD renewal
denial notice from USCIS, but by that time she had worked a few
months AFTER previous EAD expiry.
— She had informed her Employer about the EAD situation and
their HR said that it was OK to work even though her EAD had
expired on the basis of the ead Renewal application(they took
copy of EAD renewal Receipt as proof of our application ) – they
and both of us too thought that EAD would be anyways get
approved as we had no clue that L1B will be denied.
— L1B got denied and so did EAD renewal

I think its better to write truth in DS-160 in the “Employment


From and To” dates, BUT how much do you think it will adversely
impact us for her H4 and my H1 as USCIS may or will notice that
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she had worked AFTER EAD expiry.(probably her EAD details will
pop up in the VO’s computer too I guess )

Need your opinion please

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Saurabh
IMO, you should remain truthful. When going for H-1/4 interview,
the focus is primarily on the new H-1 employment and the of cer
would generally not go into details of when EAD expired and when
she stopped working.

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S
Saurabh,
VO raised concern about the address for my employer and client
but it should be ideally unique, but my case both the address are
same. here my question is, is it posisble have same address for
both employer and client.

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Saurabh
What’s the reason for having same employer and client address? It is
pretty unusual to have the same address as they are different
companies, or are they sharing of ce?

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Saurabh,
Thanks for your reply… actualy they are having separate divison for
staff service(employer) and working company(client). For recruiting
employee is taking care by one divison and working in another
divison. Both are having diffrent name but same of ce only. But
unfortunately i didn’t explain to VO about this. do you think it will
make any impact on my Visa stamping. Finaly VO gave yellow colour
letter in which mentioned that “wait for us to contact you” and
returned the passport also.

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Saurabh
You mean to say they both are under the same umbrella
company? In other words, they are paying themselves for the
services you are providing, and it looks more like an in-house
project.

I haven’t seen such an arrangement before and I don’t know


how the of cer will treat it as. Did they ask you to submit any
documents? They might conduct some background check on
the client and employer to understand the arrangement.

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Raj
Hi Saurabh
I had led H1 from my current employer and from another
consultancy as well. The h1 petition from other consultancy got
rejected and h1 from my current employer got approved. Now i m
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going for visa interview for current employer H1. Do i need to
mention about another h1 petition which was rejected in DS-160
form? will it have any adverse effect on my visa approval?

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Saurabh
I think you are referring to the question – has your visa ever been
refused. IMO, that is related to visa stamping and not to petition
denial. So the answer to that question should still be No. However,
please check that w/ VFS or your attorney.

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Neel
Hi,
I just observed that I made a mistake in my DOB (1 instead of 16
for date), but I’ve already submitted it. Do you think I should
submit a new one? My visa appointment is tomorrow.

Thanks.

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Saurabh
Are you referring to the DS form? As the interview is for tomorrow,
you may not be able to reschedule another one for tomorrow w/
updated DS form. You can try to go w/ existing DS form and at the
counter request the agent to update your DS form. When going for

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visa stamping, you are rst taken to a counter where a person looks
at the DS form to make sure everything is correct. At that point, you
can request this correction.

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Kavitha
Hi,

I am working form Wipro and I am in process of lling DS160 form


for H1B visa. There is a question asking for person/entity paying
for your trip and we have four options – *SELF
*U.S. PETITIONER
* OTHER PERSON
* OTHER COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Please let me know which option needs to be selected

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Saurabh
Who is paying for your airfare etc? If you then put self, else put US
Petitioner (assuming Wipro is the company ling your H-1 as well).

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mohina
My sister is lling up the form DS 160 for H1b through her
employer in India. What should she mention in the question, “do u
have a relative in usa”? If she says yes, what should she mention as
my status as I lost my F1 visa but I am still enrolled as full time
student in a school in USA and the F1 reinstatement application is
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still pending with USCIS. Will she face further questions on my visa
details or terminated SEVIS during visa interview? Can it
jeopardize her prospects of getting visa? please advise.

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Saurabh
It is never advisable to lie on the DS form as the information is
archived and can be used for veri cation in future.

I don’t think she will be penalized for what’s going on w/ your status.
She is not going as a dependent of yours and your cases should be
handled independently. Besides, when going for H-1 interview, most
of the focus is around job and employer and not towards immediate
relatives (as H-1 is a dual intent visa). However, it also depends upon
the VO.

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Kai
Hi, I just want to ask, if i can ll up a new ds 160 form and get
another con rmation?Even i made one already?because the other
have mistakes.

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Hi Saurabh,

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Really wanted to praise your dedication and help for all of
questions, have read thru response, they were crisp and to the
point, so hats off to you. good work!!!

Now coming to my scenario

1) I am currently in US and planning to go for H1B restamping, my


original visa was expired on 30 sep 2009, and since then I am here
on extension.
do you forsee any issue or any work of suggestion?

2) Provide your employment information for the last ve years, if


applicable.
my MOST previous employment was from Apr-2005 to Feb-2009
and since then I am employed with my current employer and going
to come back to work for the same, SO should I mention previous
employments (prior to Apr-2005)?

3) I-94 – I have one I-94 stick to passport which I obtained when


arrived in US, and another which came in as part of Extension of
stay letter, which one (or both?)should I hand over while leaving us
for stamping?

4) Has anyone ever led an immigrant petition on your behalf with


the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services?
– I have approved I-140, should I mentione details about that?

5) Regarding the Educational details


– Is the start and end dates of session needs to be exact, as I don’t
remember exact start/end date of sessino/term, SO I put to best of
my knowledge?
– I did my MCA based on lateral entry, should I mention all the
diplomas (which were basis of lateral entry to MCA)? or should I
just mention degree?
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Appreciate your response.

Thanks
Rock

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rockvista
one more question

– I am currently employed by us employer, so what should I write in


section “Monthly Income in Local Currency (if employed) “? should it be
INR equivalent of US per month salary?

Thanks
Rock

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Saurabh
1. It will depend upon your pro le, employer’s credentials and
proposed job offer. Unfortunately there is no one size ts all answer
to this question.
2. No, not required
3. You need to return both of them while leaving US. Remember to
keep photocopies of the same for future reference
4. Yes
5. You can put the dates as per best of your knowledge. I think you
should mention only the degrees
6. The salary should be mentioned in USD

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joyanne
Hi! I have a question. I plan to go back to US with my Dad for
vacation but I can’t access VisaPoint. This is my st time to apply
for a visa online and I don’t know what to do. Should my Dad and I
ll-up the DS-160 Online individually, print it out, and then just call
the call center of the Embassy to schedule our appointment?
Please answer. Thank you!

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Saurabh
You can ll one DS form and towards the end it will ask whether you
need to add family members to the form or not. At that point, you
can add the other family member. Once that is done, you can go to
consulate website in your country and schedule the appointment
from there using the DS form.

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NEETHI
I was lling the ds 160 form and I didn’t initially have a photo that
met requirements so I couldn’t lling the form thinking I can add
the photo later. Now I have the right photo, but there is no tab
where I can upload the photo and the con rmation page says
“Photo not provided”. Can I remedy this somehow or is it okay to
just take the photos with me to the interview? I have my date on
Jan 4th so would really appreciate your help on this.

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Saurabh
There is an option to upload the photo even after you have
completed the form. Reload your application and as you parse
through the pages, you will see one to upload the photo. Usually it’s
last or last but one (just before it shows you details of what you have
entered). Your photo needs to be uploaded and you cannot use the
form w/o the photo.

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Mahaveer
Hi,

I am lling DS-160 form, Just to know in previous work details in


last 5 years. Do i need to add my current company exp?

if Yes what would be end date, as i am current working with same


company and going onsite to client location.

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Saurabh
You don’t need to include current employer but only past employers.
Current work employment is covered another point (present
employer).

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sai
I have a doubt with “Provide your employment information for the
last ve years, if applicable.”?
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Hi Saurabh
From Dec 2008 i’m working with current employer and going for
stamping with current employer.So almost more than 3 years
working with current employer.

what to ll in the
“Provide your employment information for the last ve years, if
applicable.”?

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Saurabh
You need to mention about current employer in present work
information section. If you have not worked for any other
employer in the past then you can leave past work
information blank.

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sai
Previously I worked for another employer before 2008 DEC.
From Dec 2008 i’m working with current employer and going
for stamping with current employer.So almost more than 3
years working with current employer.

what to ll in the
“Provide your employment information for the last ve years,
if applicable.”?

administrator
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You need to mention current employer for 3 years and


then the old employer for the time prior to 2008.

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Anil Kumar Tiwari


Hi Saurabh,
I think , i made a mistake while lling DS160 and i scheduled
interview on Jan 4 , 2012 . I realized this mistake today . The
mistake is –
Under Temporary Visa Work Information :- “Where do you intend
to work ?”
Name of the employer : here it should be client address where i
will be deployed by my employer . I got confused because it asked
“The name of the employer” , i thought it should be the name of my
employer . In one perception its right .

Please suggest me what should i do ? Will it create any problem in


Visa Interview . If it create problem , can i cancel the existing
appointment , and ll the new DS-160 application and schedule
the appointment .
To schedule new appointment shall i again take a new receipt from
HDFC bank after paying the fees again .

Please help me ………………..

Thanks in Advance
Anil

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It should be ok. If the VO asks you can let them know about the
mistake, but I don’t think it will adversely impact the processing.

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Anil Kumar Tiwari


Saurabh, the following NOTE is there in that section :-

Temporary Work Visa Information

NOTE: You have indicated that the purpose of your trip to the U.S. is
to work temporarily. Provide the following information concerning
your employer.

I feel that its saying in above NOTE “Provide the following


information concerning your employer.” , so i feel whatever i given
should be true because of this statement only i given my employer
detail only , but one of my friend who is travelling with me given
client info .

administrator
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Saurabh
It is possible that the wordings have been framed keeping on-
site employees in mind, and not considering contractors who
are placed at client site. If you look from direct employees
perspective then work site is same as employer location. But
that’s not the case in consulting.

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Anyways, you can let the VO know if he asks about it. If the
VO doesn’t say anything about it, then you can also try not to
raise this question.

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Anil Kumar Tiwari


Thanks a lot Saurabh . Its really great help from you , also i
would like to answer the question the experience i have to
other candidates . You are really doing a great job . Kudos to
you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kumar
Hi

Can some one please let me know what should a ll for where do
you intend to work? in DS – 160 form at Temporary work visa
information page.

I work at client A from employer B. My LCA and I129 states Client


A address. do i need to write the client address or employer
address?

Thanks

kumar

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IMO it should be client address which has also been mentioned in
the LCA and I-129.

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Anil Kumar Tiwari


Hi Saurabh,
I have few doubts while ling DS160 form :-

1. I stays at Bangalore , Can i give any US visa consulate Address


for Visa Interview Appointment . If Yes , which one would be best
and having highest visa approval rate .

2. “Monthly Salary in Local Currency ” , What should i ll here ? Is it


the salary of my current employer in India or its the salary of the
employer who offers me job in US . And what is Local Currency
here … Its Dollar or Rupee ?

Thanks ,
Anil

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Saurabh
1. I think you have to go to Chennai. But if you are not able to nd
suitable dates there, then you can call/email VFS and ask if you can
go to any other consulate.
2. I think this is in the section where it asks about current employer.
So it would be current salary in INR

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HI Saurabh,
Few questions :-
Currently i am working for company x and company y has given me
offer. I have the offer letter from company y (US offer letter) , and
company y has an of ce at India also . Is it mandatory to come to
company y payroll before going to visa interview ?

Is there is any us consulate / vfs helpline who can help me if i have


some doubt while lling DS-160 ?

“Address where you will stay in US ” My Employer of ce is at city x


but Client of ce is at city y . Which city address shall i give ?

“Monthly Salary in Local Currency” , Should the amount be my take


home salary or annual-package/12 ?

“Brie y Describe your Duties ” : Software Engineer – Is it ok or i


need describe it in more detail ? Should i mention my project details
also ?

Thanks a Lot !!!!!

Anil

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Saurabh
Is it mandatory to come to company y payroll before going to
visa interview ?
SA – No

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“Address where you will stay in US ”
SA – Your LCA should have been led for city Y and that
should go in here. If employer has a guest house in Y, then you
can give that information

“Monthly Salary in Local Currency”


SA – Annual salary/12

“Brie y Describe your Duties ”


SA – At least 3-4 speci c job duties

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Anil Kumar Tiwari


Saurabh one more question :-

Since i am working for company x and company y has given


me offer . If i am in the payroll of company x during my visa
interview time .

Who will be my Present Employer ? I feel company x because


i am working here (I may or may not be in notice period )

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Saurabh
It should be X.

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Karthik
Hi,
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I am lling up the DS-160 application. Regarding the following
question

“Has anyone ever led an immigrant petition on your behalf with


the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services? ”

Another employer had led a I-129 H-1B petition a couple of years


but it was rejected. Should I mention it here. Just wanted to get
this clari ed as I-129 H-1B petition is a non-immigrant petition.

Thanks,
Karthik

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Saurabh
I-129 is not an immigration petition. I-140 is an immigrant petition.
So unless I-140 has been ever led for you, the answer should be no.

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Yusuf
Im working in company A.. My prospective employer, B, has led
H1 on my behalf. When entering information on the DS160, what
should I enter in the Present Work section. Do i enter details of
the employer A (im currently working with in INDIA) or employer
B ( ling my H1 in US)

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Will you be entering US after resigning from A? If yes, then present
employer should be B and not A. You can check w/ others as well.

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Anil Kumar Tiwari


But then he will have to ll “Monthly Salary in Local Currency” for
company A ? If he get the offer from US company he will not have
Indian Salary in India Rupee unless he get offer letter from company
A india branch .

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Saurabh
If the person is still employed w/ A at the time of visa
interview, then he should put in A’s information. If the person
has already started working for B, then he should put B’s
information. If he has resigned from A and hasn’t joined B yet,
then he is currently unemployed and I am not sure what
should be put in there then.

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Chinna
Hi Saurabh,

While lling DS-160 in “U.S. Point of Contact Information”, in


“Relationship to you” eld I confused between the options “U.S.
petitioner” and “Employer”. Actually my prospective employer

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itself is sponsoring my h1b. It is a product company. In this case for
me Employer and my petitioner both are same. Which option
should I select for this? Please help me.

Thanks in advance.

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Saurabh
IMO, you should mention Employer.

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SRD
Hi ,
I am currently hired through a contractor in another state. The
client company decided to hire me and le for my H1B. While
lling the DS160 , in the section of current employer I will have to
put down my contractors name, should I also put down the client
or recruiter’s address? ( My I20 currently lists my recruiters name
and my clients address).

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SRD
Also my start date for the petitioner is after I get the visa stamped.

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Saurabh ,

Again thanks for all the time you take in answering our questions!
I had another question I am applying for h-1b and on the ds-160
form asks for Person/ Entity Paying for my trip. I dont know if for
US H-1B visa holders is required that company pays for this or can
I put I will be paying for it. I will be “paying for it” because I dont
have to take a plane or anything I just cross the border over to
mexico which is 10 min from where I live get it stamped and come
back so there is nothing to pay for but I dont know if it is required
for them to see that company is paying for this. ?

Thank you so much

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Alfonso Perez
Saurabh,

I have another question I am lling form ds-160 and got to the


point qhere they ask you if you have made speci c travel plans: I
gues the answer is yes since I plan to come back to US. Then asks
for arrival and departure date. My arrival date would as soon as
the visa is stamped but what about departure date should I just
put the date when my visa is intended to expire? thank you !!

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Alfonso Perez

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Sorry additional question? if I am barely lling ds-160 how am I
suppose to know when I plan to come back to the us If I dont even
know when my appointment would be, then calculate a week after that
day and put that date. But I dont know for when the appointment
would be. Thanks…

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Saurabh
Usually they need to be entered to the best of your knowledge,
and can change later in future. You can put any reasonable date
as the arrival date and 797 expiration date as the departure date.

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Yes, you can put in 797 expiration date as the departure date.

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Alfonso Perez
Thanks!!!

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Sujan
Hi Saurabh

I have a question regading my I 94. While going back home at the


airport do I have to submit the I 94 which I have got when I have
applied for my H1B or my I 94 which I had got when I had come
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back to USA (I came back on 10th Janauy this year . That time I
was on Opt). Please Reply

Thanks
Devesh

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Saurabh
You can return both. They carry same numbers. Remember to keep a
copy of those documents for your records.

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Kaushik
Hi Saurab/Kumar,
While lling the work experience information. Is it required to ll
all the previous companies names or previous companies names of
last 5 years.

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Saurabh
All past employers. I haven’t seen the DS form recently. Does it
speci cally mention 5 years? If not, then all employers need to be
mentioned

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I booked my H1 interview date , I was able to download my
appointment but when I try to print it out it doesn’t print as the
print options in the security settings of PDF shows disabled. Did
anyone of you guys face the same problem? One more quick
question there was an option of mailing our interview letter so
when I hit the go button it said ” error in the application process
contact adminstrator ” do you think I need to worry about it .. does
that mean I was wrong somewhere in the process?

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resa
even i am getting the same message “error in he application process
contact administrator”….. was there a problem?????

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Kaushik
Hi Kumar/Saurab,
VO of cer will be considering the experience and education
details which we submitted at USCIS or DS-160?

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Saurabh
Are they different? If the of cer realizes they are different, s/he may
question the discrepancy. I am not sure if he has to pick one, which
one he will pick.

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Hi saurab,

They are different.

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Kavya
Hi,

I have a question, I am planning to visit India and going for


stamping for H1-B visa. I am working since 1 year now and all the
pay stubs are run on a different location like X if I stay in state Y.
Would that be a problem, though my LCA was client place?What
would be the answer I should give when they ask me that question.
Kindly let me know your thoughts.

Thanks.

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Saurabh
If your LCA and I-129 mention your current work site as the location
then it should be ne.

On a side note, are you paying state taxes in X or Y. When it comes to


tax ling, you may have to le 2 state tax returns – one out of state
for X and another one for Y. A tax adviser would know more.

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Kavya
Thanks Saurabh.

I have one more question, I got my H1B approval in September


2009 but I was on bench so my employer ran the pay stubs for Sep,
Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan & Feb. I went to India for my marriage in Apr, and
I returned in June. I don’t have the pay stubs for Mar, Apr & May
while I was on H1B in India. Will that be a problem as I don’t have
pay stubs for few months while I was in India?

Thanks so much for your inputs.

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Saurabh
That should be ne. One is expected to have payslips for the
period one was in US. As you were not in US during those
months, you should be ok. Nice to see that you got paid even
when you while you were on bench.

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Ramesh
Hi,

I’m applying for an H1B appointment in Chennai.


I have a question – thought my I797 Petition was led by our
Company with client A and now i am moving to client B with same
organization!

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Where do I specify all these details in DS160? IF it is the following
section, where do I put in these details?:

Section : Temporary Work Visa Information


Name of Person/Company who Filed Petition : A or B?
Employer : A or B ?

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Saurabh
Petition has been led by the employer which remains the same. It’s
your company. Client name doesn’t go in either of those questions.

BTW, what does your LCA and I-129 mention as client – A or B?


There have been instances when visa was rejected because LCA and
I-129 carried different client names.

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Ramesh
Hi Saurabh,
Thanks for your response.In My LCA and I-129 mention the client
name as A.
IF it is the following section, where do I put in these details?
U.S. Point of Contact Information
contact details : A or B
Temporary Work Visa Information
Where Do You Intend to Work? A or B

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Contact details: A
Where do you intend to work: There are 2 school of thoughts.
One says that it should always be A (your employer). The
other says it should be B as you will be working at the client
site. I have seen equal number of responses online for both
scenarios, and so don’t know what the right answer is.

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Ramesh
Thanks Saurabh! While asking the client Name in stamping
visa interview? We tell them the Client A details Is it correct?

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Saurabh
Actually, I take my previous response back. Re-read it as
following:
Contact details: Contact details should be employer and
not A or B (which are clients).
Where do you intend to work: There are 2 school of
thoughts. One says that it should always be your employer.
The other says it should be the client as you will be
working at the client site. I have seen equal number of
responses online for both scenarios, and so don’t know
what the right answer is.

With regard to your subsequent question, if they ask the


client name then it should be the client you are actually
going to work for and carrying all documentation. As your
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LCA/I-129 has different client name, it would be better to
update them to the new client name. Talk to your employer
about it.

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Ramesh
Hi Saurabh,
Thanks for your response.My LCA and I 129 petition the H1B
cap 2011 section mention that client name as A so can raise
the new LCA for client B.

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Saurabh
Yes, ask the employer to le new LCA for B. They can then
evaluate whether they should le I-129 as well or not
(IMO they should).

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prad
Same situation as mine.Going for different client. I have LCA for new
client not amendedI 129. Please let me know your interview updates.

Thanks
Prad

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I’m applying for an H1B appointment in Chennai.
I have a question – thought my I797 Petition was led by Company
A, Its undergone a name change to Company B. Im consulting to a
bank C!

Where do I specify all these details in DS160? IF it is the following


section, where do I put in these details?:

Section : Temporary Work Visa Information


Name of Person/Company who Filed Petition : A or B?
Employer : A or B or C?

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Saurabh
It should be B in both instances. Do you have any information to
show that company has undergone name change? You should carry
that to show that although it was led by A, but they really are B
now. This would also be the scenario when you work for A and it gets
acquired by B.

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Gaurav
Thanks – I’ll put B in the second eld : Yes – I do have the document.
The reason why I’m asking because of the wording on the DS-160
“Name of Person/Company who Filed Petition” Shouldn’t that
re ect the actual entry in the I-797 ? Which is Company A even
though it changed to B (which is captured in the second eld)?

Is this an incorrect interpretation?

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Saurabh
When a name changes, it happens for all legal purposes. So I
think you should use the new name for all purposes now. You
can check w/ your company lawyer just to be sure.

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Gaurav
Thanks saurabh – one last question – There is a section in the
DS-160 that says “has anyone led an immigration petition
for you?” My current rm has led the PERM for labor for my
GC – but it hasn’t cleared. My HR says until I140 is cleared –
you should mark this as NO!! But she’s a newbie – wanted to
get a more experienced opinion on this!

Dont want to mark it as a NO and Consul of cer asks me


about it!! What should I do?

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Saurabh
If the I-140 has been led then the answer should be Yes.
The question is not whether immigrant petition has
approved, it is whether it has been led or not; and once I-
140 has been led the answer becomes Yes.

As this is for H-1, which is a dual intent visa, you should be


ne. This question is a lter for people applying for non-
dual intent visas (like B-1/2 and F-1/2).
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Sujan (http://sujangaitonde@gmail.com)
Hi

Can I ll the DS160 form before scheduling an appointment . I am


planning to go to India (Mumbai) on Dec rst Week. I have my
tickets booked. But the interview dates for Dec rst week are not
available as of now.

What is the ideal time to submit the DS160 form. Please advise

Thanks

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Ramya
Hi,

While lling DS forms we need to ll in address which address will


it be ? right now i am staying in US and will be going to India for
stamping.

One more question when they ask for previous employment


information i exactly remember my joining dates of previous jobs
but i don’t remember the exact the i had felt from there i just know
the month and year i had left , is it okay to give any random day?

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Saurabh
You need to mention the address in your home country.
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Although it is always recommended to put in the exact dates, but I
think you can give a random day (1st day of the month or last day) if
you don’t remember the exact date of employments.

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vijay
Hi,

I have a question in DS 160 Form. There is a section called “where


do you intend to work” . I work at the client place in XX state . And
my employer is located in YY state. My LCA has client address.

Do i have to mention my client address or my employer address . In


this section.

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Saurabh
There are mixed opinions on this one. I think it should be client
location as that’s what there in your LCA and will be your actual
place of work. Another school of thought is that it should always be
employer’s location. It would be better to get opinion on someone
who went through this and succeeded in getting the visa stamped.

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Brajesh
I am applying for visitor visa. I am retired state govt employee. in
prev employer eld what shall i write..can i write “Rajasthan State
Govt”? What shall i write in address. I worked various places in

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rajasthan job was same. what shall i write in from and to date, my
complete job tenure? Can i write my dept head quarters
address???

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Saurabh
You can either put in the dept head quarters. If they need to verify
your employment, they would contact the HQ and then can con rm
you as an ex-employee.

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coyprincess
Hi.

With regards to the monthly salary, should I put my salary for the
said company only? I have other jobs on the side and my monthly
salary in my main work is not at all pleasing. Would it be best that I
sum up all the salary I get from all of my side jobs and place it
there?

Thanks for this helpful tips.


Best regard.

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Saurabh
I assume you are going for your rst H-1 stamping in your home
country.

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I don’t have any rst hand experience w/ this, but I assume you could
put other salary as consulting or self-employed. Several people who
apply for H-1 are self-employed (working as independent
contractor) and can enter that income. Also, I don’t think there is a
threshold for one’s current salary when applying for H-1 visa. It’s the
proposed salary in US that matters.

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Upasana
Hello

In Work / Education Tab of form DS160 I am not getting option for


entering my previous organisation details & also Education history.

Currently In Work / Education Tab after entering Current


organisation detail I am getting option for Security background.

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Saikrishna
Hi Kumar,
My case is quite different.. I completed BE this year, not received
mark sheets yet.. Shud I mention the info of my college in present
education info? if yes, what should I enter in previous education
info?

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Hi, Would like to clarify on one thing. I have lled up the visa form
however i m pretty much confused about lling up the education
column. I have done +2 as an private candidate from Punjab school
education board and dont have all the details which this form is
asking about, please suggest me something as i have already paid
the embassy fee and just waiting for this column to be lled up too
so that i can submit it.

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Saurabh
You can call up the consulate and ask about it.

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Rahul
Hi Kumar,
While lling the DS-160 in education details I have not put my
branch in engineering. I have just mentioned Bachelors in
engineering . is it ne or mentioning engineering branch is
mandatory? I have applied for H1 visa.

Regards,
Rahul

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Saurabh
IMO, you should be ne. However, it’s best to get response from
someone who has faced similar situation. You can also call the
consulate and con rm. I have heard they allow minor corrections to
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be made at the time of interview.

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Jaspal
Hi,

I have completed form DS160 and booked my H1B visa interview


appointment

In response to the question ‘Have you attended any educational


institutions other than elementary schools?’ I have entered details
for my Engineering degree only.

I was not sure if SSC (10th) and HSC (12th) details are required as
well.

I have all the original academic certi cates with me and have no
issues in presenting this info under the same question.

I have already submitted the form and scheduled the appointment.


I do not want to submit the DS160 again and schedule a new
appointment as it delays my travel plans.

Q1. Can you con rm if Bachelor of Engineering details alone are


suf cient
Q2. If not, can you con rm if it is possible to update this info in the
system.
Q3. If not, can you con rm if its ok that I show the original
academic certi cates (10th, 12th and Bachelof of Engineering) to
the interviewing of cer and it will be accepted

Thanks for your help.

Jaspal
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Saurabh
1. SSC and HSC information needs to be provided.

2. There are two schools of thoughts. One says that you should
submit another form, and use that to schedule appointments. The
other says that you don’t need to do anything, just carry the
documents and tell the of cer during interview about the mistake,
and they will update the information in the system.

I have heard success stories of both options, so I can’t pick one and
suggest it to you. Best would be to call VFS and ask them about it.

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Dev
Hi

I had been US around 21 Months from Oct 2008 to June 2010


through L1 -B. My visa will be expired end of July 2011.
Meanwhile led H1B through consultant and petition status is in
initial review.My question is i have been india for last 7 months, if i
come to US what would be the maximum period for H1B?

Thanks
Dev

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As your stay outside of US has been less than a year, your total time
on H-1 and L-1 taken together will be 6 years. You have already
spent 21 months in US on L-1, so you can work on H-1 for 72-21=51
months. If you traveled out of US during your L-1/H-1 period, you
can also claim that period.

USCIS won’t issue H-1 for 51 months in the beginning, but it can be
extended until the maximum period. Make sure to keep copies on I-
94s and immigration stamps in your passport.

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Dev
Thanks Saurabh, If i travel after July 2011. am i eligible for another
3 + 3 just for curosity i would like to know

Thank You
Dev

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Saurabh
I doubt if that would impact as your H-1 has already been
led. Check w/ your attorney for a more accurate answer.

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Ashwini
Hi Kumar

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I am lling up my DS-160 online for H1B and its just asking me for
my present employer.No previous employer/ education info. Am i
doing something wrong? Just wanted to double check with you.
Thanks in advance

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Kumar
Ashwini, If I remember correctly, the system would have asked you,
“were you employed previously”, if you select Yes, it should
automatically give you the boxes required. It should be asked under
Work/Education/Training section. You can go to that section by
clicking the section on the left navigation. Use IE Browser 7 or
higher.

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Anand
Hi Kumar,
Thanks for sharing this information. I had been spending more
time on lling up this form. Session time out is the serious problem
while lling up! . First time, when I started entering the
information after clicking on “start new application”, before even I
enter the rst page information, it got timed out!! (it means it has
not saved the rst page information which has all my security
answers). When I have tried to retrieve it, it could not recognize
my security answers! , I had to go for new application!, so be
aware of entering the rst page information as fast as possible.

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One more tip is that, keep pressing Next while entering on a page
though u have not completed it. It will give errors and session will
get re-initialized. (you can also try to put some dummy values just
to save rest of the information).

I have a doubt in entering the following elds, pls clarify


Junior college name( 11th and 12th class or grade). Here in
tamilnadu, we give importance and having certi cates for sslc (10)
and hsc (12). Should we give for 10th and 12th rather than 11th
and 12th?

Rgs, Anand/

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Kumar
Anand, Welcome !
Coming to your question, I would just give the college details of HSC
i.e. 12th grade. No need to give info of 10th.

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kumar
HI Saurabh,

i’m planning to visit india for stamping, i got my rst h1 b(CMP A) in


oct 2009 and was not paid untill march 2010, so 2009 W2 is
missing(2010 W2 starts from 2009 DEC- 2010NOV) and have all
pay stubs till now.

Now am with company B 1 month old with 1 pay stub, will there be
any issues?
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please help me sharing ur thoughts…kumar

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Saurabh
It might be an issue if the VO asks for 2009 W2 and payslips
from that period. You didn’t maintain legal status for close to 6
months, and that’s a big deal. If the VO doesn’t ask anything
related to that period, then it would be ne. There is no
de nite yes or no answer and will depend upon the VO’s
questions.

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