Reshin

H1B stamping in other than home country

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Hi,

Recently my H1B ext has been approved, I need to know if I can go for stamping to Canada/Mexico. Below is my scenario.

  1. My 1st H1B [797 along with I94] through my employer 1 got expired on 09/30/2016, start date for which was 10/1/2015.
  2. On 07/13/2016 employer 1 filed for extension.
  3. In November I changed the employer and on 10/31/2016 employer 2 filed the ext and transfer. At this point of time H1B ext from employer 1 was still in-progress.
  4. In April 2017 employer 1 revoked the ext case which they had filed in July 2016.
  5. In May 2017 my H1b ext and transfer for employer 2 got approved.

Based on this am I eligible for getting my visa stamped in Canada/Mexico as these are near by and i don't have any plans going to India. I just want to make sure that I have valid visa on my passport so that when I am going to India I don't have to trouble myself in stamping process.

Thanks in Advance!!!

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20 hours ago, Reshin said:

Hi,

Recently my H1B ext has been approved, I need to know if I can go for stamping to Canada/Mexico. Below is my scenario.

  1. My 1st H1B [797 along with I94] through my employer 1 got expired on 09/30/2016, start date for which was 10/1/2015.
  2. On 07/13/2016 employer 1 filed for extension.
  3. In November I changed the employer and on 10/31/2016 employer 2 filed the ext and transfer. At this point of time H1B ext from employer 1 was still in-progress.
  4. In April 2017 employer 1 revoked the ext case which they had filed in July 2016.
  5. In May 2017 my H1b ext and transfer for employer 2 got approved.

Based on this am I eligible for getting my visa stamped in Canada/Mexico as these are near by and i don't have any plans going to India. I just want to make sure that I have valid visa on my passport so that when I am going to India I don't have to trouble myself in stamping process.

Thanks in Advance!!!

If it is a first time H-1 stamping you cannot go to Mexico. If not you can go to any country.

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On 5/16/2017 at 2:01 PM, shekar11# said:

If it is a first time H-1 stamping you cannot go to Mexico. If not you can go to any country.

Thanks for responding.

This is not the 1st time stamping as mine is an Extension case. But the only doubt i was having is as there was a gap between my previous H1B [Expired on 09/30/2016] and current H1B [Starts May 2017] so that should not cause any problem.

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18 hours ago, Reshin said:

Thanks for responding.

This is not the 1st time stamping as mine is an Extension case. But the only doubt i was having is as there was a gap between my previous H1B [Expired on 09/30/2016] and current H1B [Starts May 2017] so that should not cause any problem.

Does not matter. Once they approved it you are all good.

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