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Old 17th October 2011, 04:59 AM
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The B1 is is only for the company interview to determine suitability. Shouldn't proving the super specialized category be left for the H1B Visa interview?
For your case I surely hope so.
You will have to take with you the Original Invitation Letter from the company, Letter from the person who you will be staying with or Hotel booking itinery, Round trip tickets to show that you are coming back. Be as organized as possible and carry everything.

If the company is well reputed then you shouldn't have a problem.

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I do not have an original invitation letter, it is a scanned copy, do you anticipate this to be a problem?

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I do not have an original invitation letter, it is a scanned copy, do you anticipate this to be a problem?
Mate...just fill in the application and submit it. Nothing anyone says here means anything, it is up to the consulate office. Read the directions, get all the documents and turn it in. If there is a problem they will tell you.

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i agree with Fcj , just go ahead and apply, worst case they will reject and give your passport back, no worries.

And it is not impossible to get Visit Visa to USA, i would agree Canada Visit visa is next to impossible, but i know many people who got USA 10 year multiple entry visas who are from India and other asian countries. Mainly what matters is your home ties, and your job security, bank statements, etc...But trust me, there are so many cases out there where people with low income and barely speak english get through the system, so you never know.

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I appeared to an interview with just a print out of an Email. They accepted it.

Like everyone else above says, go ahead and submit your papers. No two experiences are the same so worry about everything else that could happen.

Good luck.

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Everything went really well, until they handed me a yellow slip stating that my visa is application is subject to administrative processing with a case number. They gave me an email to which they want me to send them my CV and work experience. They said it normally takes about 4 weeks to complete the process.

Has anyone experienced this? What was your turnaround time?

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Everything went really well, until they handed me a yellow slip stating that my visa is application is subject to administrative processing with a case number. They gave me an email to which they want me to send them my CV and work experience. They said it normally takes about 4 weeks to complete the process.

Has anyone experienced this? What was your turnaround time?
Yeh. I have had a similar experience where my H1B was on hold until I submitted a few more documents. They said once the documents are ready you can put them in the drop box or something outside the Consulate, Correct?

Well on the brighter side, they did not reject your application completely. So probably they just want to make sure your "experiences" are valid and cross check with a few of your references on your CV.

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It feels like a stalemate, neither accepted nor rejected. The documents that they were asking for were already with me at the interview, hard copies. But they wanted me to send them soft copies instead to an email address.

Why do they make it so tough for genuine requests. I would assume if any other embassy reciprocated this to genuine US Citizens we would see a flurry of whining and cribbing.
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It feels like a stalemate, neither accepted nor rejected. The documents that they were asking for were already with me at the interview, hard copies. But they wanted me to send them soft copies instead to an email address.

Why do they make it so tough for genuine requests. I would assume if any other embassy reciprocated this to genuine US Citizens we would see a flurry of whining and cribbing.
Sucks. Sorry bud. Hope it works out for you.

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You are wrong Exphat. No embassy grants a visa immediately at the time of application. They need to do background checks, etc. I don't see how you can expect them to just accept your application at face value? It takes time, some of our senior leaders have had to wait for months.

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