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These are the steps :
You will arrive a day before Visa interview.
Next day – ASC – Fingerprints.
Next day – Visa Interview.
Passport delivery might be next day after visa interview.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Based on our observation by helping previous clients.
For Contractors – Client verification is mandatory, your client might get email or phone call (This might delay your approval process by few days) – please inform us ahead if you are a contractor ; so we can plan for your accommodation accordingly.
For Full time – Mostly it should be straight forward, sometimes they might do verification too for few cases.
Sharing few info & Experiences Below
You can get FMM card or Border permit at the Border or Online
You can apply for FMM card online at before going to mexico & can take a printout of it https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/mexico
Note: Unless you select the passport delivery location (DHL) while booking the visa appointment slot, it wont let you book the slot. you can just select the random delivery location and book the appointment. Also you can change the delivery location later which is not needed as you will actually collect the passport the very next day after the interview at 3:00 pm at the US consulate in-person where you attend the visa interview.
Another Visa Stamping Experience at US Consulate at Tijuana Mexico
My Experience in US Consulate in Tijuana Mexico , I went with family (Wife and two kids) – March 2019
Client verification is happening for contractors I have 2 rounds of interview and waited 4hr in Embassy to get the results
I took Uber from Sandiego Airport to SanYsidro (Mexico Border) ( 30 min drive and $30 price)
From Border , I crossed the border by walk , It is 5 min Walk.
Filled Mexico port of entry form. ( 30 min to 1 hr based on the line)
There is Kiosk at Port of entry , they help to book the cab to Hotel ( Charged $17)
Stayed in Hampton Inn by Hilton Tijuana Hotel
(Avenida Universidad 1951-133, Tijuana, BC, 22427 Mexico
+52 664210 4700)
I have appointment at 12:00PM,
Started at 11:00am reached 11:25 am with Hotel Shuttle
Carried all the documents but all you need here Passport, DS-160 confirmation page , they may ask I-797 original document
Finger print process took around 30 min , it is pretty straight forward
Since I don’t have mobile , i took road side cab , he charged $12 to drop in Hotel
Most of the cab drivers doesn’t know English, not even numbers in English 🙂
Uber works very well and there is option in the Uber app to book English speaking drivers
Restaurants are good , Lots of restaurants near to Hotel.
I have appointment at 7:30pm
Started at 6:30am reached 6:35 am with Hotel Shuttle ( very near just 2KM)
There is a small shop where you can keep mobile, he charges around 40 Mexican currency. But I didn’t carry any electronic items
I entered in Embassy at 7:15am
After security check-up I stand in the line for finger prints
There is Lady showed the way for the interview counter at 7:40
Still working same client
Show me your birth certificate, wife, and Kids
A: Luckily I carried all birth certificates , and I showed them
What is your title
Roles and responsibilities
How long you are working for client
A: Around 8 years
Continuously working or any breaks
A: No Breaks
what is your project
how long your project
Is your supervisor is from your company
is he working at client location
can you show me your project documentation
(Since I don’t have project documentation , i showed my client email with my roles and responsibilities)
Finally after around 12 to 15 min , she said we need verify something please sit, we will call you back.
Waited more than two hours , then called another consular at different window and started asking questions
How long you are working at client place
What is your title
what you do in client place
do you have any ID card with you
A: Client won’t provide Photo id card, I have access card
Consular said, card doesn’t have your name , I said client gives only access card, But i carried my profile pictures from client website , i showed them
and i asked them to search with my name with client name in the google, you will get my client profile with my picture
He said Please wait , we will inform the details to consular he will call you.
I waited more than hour then first interviewer called.
She said sorry for keep you waiting , Finally the magic words .. Your visa approved
Given white slip and along will all my documents.
During the waiting period , they sent emails few questions to my client, luckily client responded in time.
Mostly they compared the client answers and the details i provided are matched
Next day at US Embassy, Some times the passport may ready on the same day, you need to go and check at the US Embassy.