Dropbox experience New Delhi for H1B and H4

4:45 Appointment
Boarded Flight a day before from Hyderabad . No RT-PCR no temp check, no air suvidha

Stayed at Radisson Blue in Connaught Place. The hotel is decent with bunch of good restaurants around in case you are interested. I have not been India for about 4 years but my last Visa expired in June 2019.

Documents Asked for H1

  • current I797
  • previous I797
  • 1 photo
  • All passports with US Visa (aka old passports)
  • DS 160 confirmation
  • Appointment Confirmation page

Documents Asked for H4

  • Copy of marriage certificate ( This is new in Delhi and is required for H4 )
  • Copy of all previous I539
  • DS 160 confirmation
  • 1 photo

Note that I submitted H4 and H1 together so all documents relating to H1 was used for H4 as well

My spouse was not allowed in the VAC with me so please take that into consideration. So one person can submit for both.

No need to panic. I went there at 3:30 PM and was allowed inside by 3:35 PM and done by 3:45.

Inside the metro station there is airport style security and there are temp checks.

Took 3 different copies of Visa pics(3 different photographers) just in case
However I recommend DS Photo Studio in Connaught Place .

Timeline for both H1 and H4

  • Feb 11 2022 Submitted
  • Feb 14 2022 Application received
  • Feb 15 2022 Administrative processing
  • Feb 16 2022 Issued

As of writing yet to pickup my passport