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  1. Name: Lalith
    Full Time Employee
    H1B Extension 6th Year
    Interview: ASC-Jan6th and Interview-Jan8th
    I will definitely and 100% recommend Ernesto and Venkat’s Service.
    I completed my DS160 online and emailed Ernesto for bank payment mrv form which he helped in short time. I booked my interview and provided my itinerary.
    Arrived Brownsville around 4pm and been to the border, was picked by Ernesto along with another H1B candidate and he drove me to Mexico border control.
    I took on arrival 7 day permit as my H1B visa was expired. Paid 30$ and I received a card and arrival stamp on my passport. Keep the card as you will need to provide it while leaving mexico.
    Next morning Ernesto drove us to the ASC center and we were here by 8:30am. The process here takes 15-30minutes depending on the number of people. Here you go through security, will be seated in the waiting until you are sent to the booth, here they verify DS160, i797, picture is taken and finally they stick a confirmation sticker to your passport for visa interview.
    On the interview day we left the home by 7am arrived to Consultate by 7:20. The process:
    1. Stand in the line closer to the wall until they call people by interview time.
    2. Now will stand in another line closer to the consulate where a person with a sheet will call your name.
    3. Once your name is called you will form another line but now seated under the hood. Here they will verify your passport again. Group of 2/4 people will be sent into the consulate.
    4. You go through security screening
    5. Seated for passport and i797 verification. Here they will call one by one and person will take your documents for scanning i guess. Returns back your documents and passport.
    6. Now you are seated closer to the interview booth and will be called upon one by one.
    My Interview:
    VO Lady: Good Morning and Passport please.
    Me: GM, gave the passport
    VO: Is this is a H1B Extension
    Me: YES
    VO: What do you do
    Me: Explained Role and duties
    VO: Kept typing for 30sec’s. Your visa is approved, please come and pick by 3pm.
    Me: Thank You.
    7. Before exiting the consulate you will be given a card which you need to show while picking up the passport.
    Ernesto drove us to the consulate by 2:30pm. Process here:
    1. You will sit near the consulate. Person will come out and call names whose passports are ready. Even though your visa is approved you might not get the passport as they might do admin check on your profile which happened to one of the guy in our group. Luckily he received it after 2 days and there was another person who waited for a week to get his passport back but these are very rare scenarios.
    2. Pick you passport and time to go back.
    Exit process from Mexico:
    1. Ernesto drove me to the mexican border control where I gave back the card and got exit stamp.
    2. Next he drove us to the US border control where traffic will be little less compared to the other one.
    3. He walked along with us on the bridge until where you insert 1$ to get into the US border.
    US Customs Border Control:
    1. You walk into a building where you ask for i94 form, which will be handed over to you.
    2. You enter the office where the officers will call us on first come first serve basis.
    Officer: Hi Passport and i797 please.
    Me: Gave them.
    O: Why are you in Mexico.
    Me: to get my Visa stamped
    O: Where do you work and which place.?
    Me: Gave the answer
    O: What do you do?
    Me: Explained
    O: How long have you been in US?
    Me: Explained
    O:Stamped and returned passport
    Me: Phew…!
    3. Got out and went to advanced auto-parts across the street. Took a taxi to the airport.
    Ernesto Experience: His honesty and humbleness will win your hearts for sure. He took me and the guys who stayed along with me to different restaurants, answered our questions about Visa, Do’s and Dont’s in Mexico. His accommodation is well maintained, in a good neighborhood, free wifi and Netflix. We had some great authentic mexican sea food, tacos, breakfast and the best is chicken with corn tortillas at Migo’s. Venkat has been a great help from the start to finish as well.

  2. Hi…
    I am here share my visa experience at Matamoros. I reached brownsville by evening and crossed the border into mexico through gateway international bridge; it was easy. No one asked any questions. Ernesto was waiting there to pick me.
    Next day ASC fingerprints met couple other ppl took about 10 min.
    Went to Nice restaurant for dinner and had early party with Ernesto.

    Next day Ernesto took me to visa interview and best thing is he was waiting for us until we finish interview,
    so if any extra docs or phone etc is there with him.
    Even though i was first in line at consulate they sent me to different window to verify my docs
    (may be becoz i didnt do PIMS). Verified in 10 mins and then sent to visa window.Now coming to point visa questions.
    Mine is EVVC

    VO: Good Morning
    ME: Good Morning Officer.
    VO: Give me ur w2.
    ME: provided my 2016 w2. He just kept it aside without even looking into it.
    VO: how much ur employer pay you
    ME: gave my w2 figure.
    VO: what do u do for ur employer
    ME: i provide services as an job title.
    VO: which client do u work for
    ME: I gave shortname for implementation(ex: CTS) company and in my case they are currently providing services for one of their client YYY. (no client letter)
    VO: full form and what they do
    ME: full form of implementation company and they provide IT staffing services like my employer.
    VO: Do you have masters degree
    ME: yes from univ name, state
    VO: Major
    ME: Computer Science
    VO: Where back home
    ME: no in US and CA.
    VO: Do you have bachelor’s degree
    ME: yes from back home.:)
    VO: Major
    ME: Computer Science.
    VO: your Visa is approved. Gave me a slip which can be used to pick up passport, Informed me to Collect passport at 3 Pm.
    ME: Thank you and is it today. ( I didn’t hear correctly so asked)
    VO: yes today at 3Pm.
    ME: Thanks Again.

    Interview is done below 10 min and whole process with verification took about 20 min.
    Exit and Ernesto was waiting there.
    On the way back home Ernesto took me to breakfast place it was nice.
    Then Ernesto took us places in the city and BIGOS Awesome Mexican food.
    Then pick up passport at 3PM.

    In my case I went late (6 pm) after picking passport waited little longer as at evening there are more ppl,
    I recommend after picking passport dont waste time so it will be less wait.
    I94 and back home.

    Thank You so much for Ernesto for everything there. Very Fast service with my visa fee.
    His accommodation has everything u need. And most important Ernesto is there whenever and whatever u need and he speaks English fluent.

    Ernesto is BEST of all the agents I met couple of ppl there,
    They all felt that they should have known about the website and Ernesto.
    Thanks again Ernesto and Venkat for all your help.

  3. I took the services from Ernesto about the VISA fee payment and I was amazed by the professionalism and swift turn around. Thereafter I also took his services for the accommodation and transportation and it was the most economical service he provides.
    The best part his friendly nature and eagerness to assist his guests to ensure we all are safe in Matamoros. He took us to the fine restaurant in the city and also for the local Bazar.
    He guided us through every step of the process.

    My suggestion, Don’t even think of trying another service as they will provide you with the non-English speaking drivers and with no assistance.

    Ernesto provides the services himself in a very clean and professional way.

    Thanks again Ernesto for making it so easy for me in Matamoros!

  4. We used services of Ernesto to pay visa fees with Mexican bank. He did the payment promptly and give the receipt of payment within few hours. Since my receipt date was expired Ernesto paid the balance without getting money from me (I gave the money once I arrived in Matamoras).
    Ernesto called a week before our arrival and gave important tips about Matamoros. He was waiting for us in the Mexican border and picked us up in his SUV. Took us to a great Mexican restaurant for Lunch and dinner on the day and arrived at his accommodation. It is in decent community, well maintained and safe. It’s also walkable to store and a mall.
    Next day he took us to ASC center about 15 mins drive and did not take more than 5 mins in the center if you have all documents in place. (DS160 & passport)
    He took us around Matamoras (lucky he was free on this day) and for dinner we invited his family. It was a great experience.
    The next day with US consulate, he was prompt to pick us and stayed with us until we completed our process. Ensure you have all copies of your documents (i797, employee letter, W2, pay slips, marriage certificate, birth certificate). Counselor asked us about (Employer, location, in US years) and this process took less than 15 mins. Our passport was ready at 1 PM
    Matamoras is a safe place to go around, I had my wife and 2 kids during our visit and we felt home as Ernesto was around us. Do ensure you take Ernesto’s suggestions as it is very very very useful !!!!
    Wishing Ernesto and Venkat a good luck !!!

  5. I took Ernesto’s service for the visa fee payment. He was prompt and very easy to communicate with. He deposited my payment in the Mexican bank exactly when he promised and kept me posted on everything. Great service !

  6. Ernesto provided 5 star services during our stay in Mexico. I would say Ernesto took care of us like a family member who is in vacation in Mexico.My passport got delayed due to printing issues. Ernesto was very helpful taking us to shopping places etc to pass our time till I got my visa back Ernesto wife took me to church too

  7. Ernesto helped me with the visa fee payment, accommodation and transport. He is very honest and very helpful. His services are top notch and his hospitality was amazing. During my stay in Matamoros, whenever I wanted to go to a store or restaurant or coffee shop, he himself drove me and made me comfortable. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone who wants to go for visa stamping in Matamoros.

    Thanks you Ernesto for making my visa stamping experience a comfortable and memorable.
    Thank you Venkat for coordinating the whatsapp group.

  8. 5 star service provided by Ernesto for my visa stamping in Matamoros. From the day he picked us at the Mexican side of the bridge till we returned to Brownsville he helped us every step of the way making us feel very comfortable. Great service!!

  9. FYI.. This review is coming from the bottom of my heart.
    Ernesto and Venkat answered all my questions regarding the Visa payment and accommodation at Matamoros via What’s app and had to really appreciate their quick response.We (Me and my friend) reached the border at 8 pm on Sunday (11/05).Ernesto was already there at the border to pick us and then he guided us to take the Temporary permit.
    Ernesto helped us with what we require , and his place was full , so he kept us in a * hotel for two days and we felt like we are home.
    Ernesto was very helpful and his hospitality was amazing.He explained and showed matamoros city and its history . I felt overwhelmed to use his services.Ernesto was right on time to drop us at the consulate for bio- metrics and Visa appointment.We really had a good and quality time with Ernesto in Matamoros. I would highly recommend to use his services when you visit Matamoros.

  10. I have stamped my H1b visa at Tijuana consulate before and at that time visa fee could be paid with a credit card. I wasnt aware of the change to cash payment at a bank and i got a little worried on finding a way to make the payment. Then I found Venkat and Ernesto online. I contacted them and within 2 hrs the fee is paid at a bank and a little while after that i got confirmation from CSRA. Ernesto is super responsive, transparent and fast. Super easy and friendly to work with. I was amazed and very thankful.

  11. I’m in US right now and having my H1b visa expired planned a trip to Mexico to renew it. I booked everything way in advance except an interview in the US consulate. It turned out that they no longer accept online payments and I have to pay in cash in a Mexican bank. I was desperate about this issue but luckily I found Ernesto who was able to help me. I emailed him on Friday night and had my payment processed on next business day before noon. Thanks!

  12. Venkat and Ernesto answered all my doubts via whattsapp before I went down to Matamoros. The end to end service provided was flawless. I actually crossed the wrong bridge from Brownsville but Ernesto was quick to guide me and meet me on the other side, and then took me to the visa post to get my 7 day Mexico permit, since my US Visa was expired. This was the first of many “going the extra mile” services Ernesto provided.
    After that we were taken to get some dinner and then off to the guest house we went. I had the lower portion of the guest house which included my own lavatory, shower, fridge, TV, high speed internet, AC and a comfy bed. Oh, and basic toiletries and water were provided too. I was very comfortable.
    The next morning I was taken all the way to the door of the ASC for finger printing, as Ernesto waited outside.
    A delicious breakfast was provided at his home (next to the guest house), and then we went out for lunch and dinner much later. In between, I was offered a ride to the grocery store to get snacks and gifts I needed.
    On day 2, was taken to the consulate. My interview questions:
    – copy of masters degree
    – employment letter
    – what do I do
    – have I been convicted of any crimes in any country
    Unfortunately I received a 221g due to a PIMS issue, i think (she couldn’t find my case on her system). First thing Ernesto said was to not worry and that I can stay at the guest house longer. This was comforting to know as my mind was in a million places. 3 hours later I got a miraculous call from the consulate at 11.25 asking to submit my passport at 12. Ernesto barely had a rest from picking/dropping others but made himself available immediately to help my cause. We went out for a much needed lunch and beer after that !
    My passport was only ready for pickup on day 3, so had to stay the extra night at Ernesto’s guest house. We went out for breakfast and then picked up my passport, had lunch and he walked me all the way to the gate at the border.
    I cannot speak highly enough of Ernesto and his wife. They were genuine people who were a pleasure to be around. Originally I was only going to use the visa payment services as I wanted to go to the Mexico City consulate, but after reading the reviews, talking to these guys, I was convinced that Matamaros was the better option. I am so happy that I found him, and am proud to call him a friend. There are other people offering similar services but only these guys actively ensured that you were well taken care of, every step of the way.
    The border crossing was straight forward, and i had to wait 75 minutes to complete my transaction.Agent asked me what my position is and what I do.

  13. Services. Provided by Ernesto are a top notch. Its not only the services are at low cost but He is very accessible and provides you the confortable room to stay. I would highly recommend using his services when you visit Matamoros .

  14. Thanks Ernesto and Venkat. I used thier services for paying visa fee for my appointment in Nogales, Mexico. The service was quick and the communication was awesome with very quick updates. I would recommend them

  15. Thanks Venkat for your detailed info in this blog.
    Thanks for introducing Ernesto from your blog.
    Ernesto helped me a lot, he picked me from Border.
    Ernesto helped me with accommodation and took me to different restaurants, shopping places other than ASC fingerprints & visa interview.
    Thanks Ernesto for proving amazing accommodation and your wonderful hospitality.
    I would recommend Ernesto 100%.

  16. Ernesto helped us with what we require , and his place was good , felt like we are in Hyderabad .

    Ernesto was very helpful and his hospitality was amazing. I would highly recommend using his services when you visit Matamoros.

    he explained and showed matamoros city and its history . its good to be with Ernesto .

  17. My Profile:
    Current Visa: H1-B renewal (completed first 6 years) and I140 approved
    Job: E-V-C Model
    Education: MS in US from a reputed university
    3rd stamping (H1B): Matamorous, Mexico

    I reached Brownsville, TX by flight on Sunday at 4 PM. I used Ernesto Services, He came to pick me up to the airport and was at the accommodation in 20mins. The accommodation was great and had a homely feeling. Ernesto showed me around the city and took me to the Mall nearby. I shopped a few basic stuff for breakfast and snacks and we returned to the room. At night me and Ernesto went to the Mexican border to pick up another guy who was coming for stamping. After picking him up we all went to Subway and had the dinner and returned to the room.

    Next day morning we had finger printing. Ernesto was on time to pick us at 8.20AM and we reached consulate by 8.45 AM. There were a few people like 5 of them and had our finger printing and photo done in like 20mins. Then, Ernesto took us to the authentic Mexican Breakfast place. We had a nice breakfast. Later in the day Ernesto took us around the city and we visited lot of places where we learnt the Matamorous culture and their living. No one in Matamorous speaks English. So, it is best to go with the person who knows spanish. We had Dinner at one of the famous Mexican restaurants and then Ernesto dropped us at our room.

     Next day Morning, I had my visa interview at 8 AM CST at Matamorous Consulate. Ernesto was on time at 7.15 AM and we were at the consulate by 7.40 AM (we took some time in roaming around the city to kill some time as we were ahead of schedule).

    I was let in at 8AM. The interview lasted for 5 mins and I was not asked to show any documents. I was out of the consulate by 8.16AM

     Here is my interview breakdown

    Me: Good Morning!!!
    Officer: Good Morning!
    Officer: What are you here for?
    Me: My H1B Visa stamping.
    Officer: How long are you with your Employer?
    Me: More than 5 years.
    Officer: Where are you based out of?
    Me: Answered my current location in USA.
    Officer: What is your Job Title?
    Me: Answered.
    Officer: Ok Sir. Your Visa is Approved and you can collect your Passport in the evening.
    Me: Thank you so much. Have a good day!!!

    Ernesto was waiting for me outside and after that we went to breakfast and went to room. In the after-noon we had an amazing lunch at one of the famous Matamorous Mexican style restaurants. Ernesto was so kind to take us to that place. We had lunch together and then he dropped us at the border for our I-94.

    Once you are on the bridge and moving towards USA, you will see people standing in line and there is a room towards Right with seats, you need to present the passport to the officer where people are standing and he or she will scan the passport and once done she will send you to the seating area. As soon as you enter the room you will see a glass door in front of you and you need to your passport to the officer with 6$ at and mention about I-94.

    Here you need to wait for up to 2 hours until your name is called, and the officer will ask the regular custom questions(I was asked for my Employer letter, Masters degree certificate. He was looking for the length of employment in the employer date. So, better ask your employers to mention the period of employment) and then he will give the passport back and you need to go back to the same line where your passport was scanned 1st and then show the 1-94 and move on to USA.

    At the end, I would like to Thank Ernesto a lot for his hospitality and accommodation. He was an awesome guy you will meet. He made sure that my stay was as comfortable as possible and he reached a far more than my expectations. He the ONE to go when you are going to Matamorous. I bet you will never regret your decision in choosing Ernesto Services. At the end I would also like to Thank Venkat who referred me to Ernesto and made my stay most comfortable and enjoyable!!! Good Luck to all Guys and do choose Ernesto for your H1B stamping services.

    Thank you all.

  18. I been to stamping in June 2017, Eduardo & Ernesto helped me with accommodation & taking me to ASC fingerprints, visa interview & dropping me back at the border. They offer excellent services. I works definitely recommend choosing his services.

  19. Ernesto delivered his services just as promised on the website. Its comparatively cheaper to others providing the same service in Matamoros. The accommodation place was very good, well maintained and had all the stuff you would find in a hotel room. Ernesto was very helpful and his hospitality was amazing. I would highly recommend using his services when you visit Matamoros. 10/10.

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