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  1. Hello, I am working on a H1B visa (visa stamp from employer A is valid till December 31, 2021). I have recently moved to employer B and got a new I-797 (with a new I-94 on it) which is valid till July, 2024. I will be travelling to India next month. Just wanted to confirm that I don't need a visa stamping on my passport as it already has stamping valid until Dec 31, 2021 (from employer A though). It is not mandatory to stamp again since I moved to employer B. Employer A stamping can be used to enter back to US. Is my understanding correct? Thanks in advance!
  2. Hello, My employer applied H1B + H4 visa extension in premium process. My H-1B visa got approved but my wife's H4 petition is still pending with USCIS. I have below questions: 1) Can we file H4-EAD based on my H-1B approval? 2) When I looked into the USCIS website, it asks for evidence of current H4 status as below: A copy of your current Form I-797 approval notice for Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status; or A copy of Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, showing your admission as an H-4 nonimmigrant or your most recent approved extension of stay. Since, our H4 extension petition is still pending, can we send the H4 receipt notice? We can't send the current H4 I-797 form which is going to expire on Dec 31, 2021. We are waiting for H4 extension approval beyond that date. 3) Can we just send most recent I-94 record copy as evidence of current H4 status? The I-94 record had expiry date is as same as current H4 visa which is Dec 31, 2021. Lastly, I just want to know that is H-1B extension (I-797) is enough for getting H4-EAD approval as I have got it approved for next 3 years. However, H4 extension is still pending with USCIS. Current H4 is going to expire end of this year. Thanks.
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    Travel to India

    Thanks. For US citizen kid, can he travel on E-visa/Emergency visa or OCI is required?
  4. Aarav27

    Travel to India

    Thanks for replying back. Per your reply for #2) If my wife doesn't try to get H4 visa (extension from new employer) on her way back to US, can she still enter US on existing visa stamp (from previous employer) which is valid till December 31, 2021?
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    Travel to India

    Hello,I am working on a H1B visa (visa stamp from previous employer is valid till December 31, 2021).My wife is on H4 visa (visa stamp valid till December 31, 2021).We have a six months old son (US citizen).H1B visa extension (I-797) was filed by my new employer and got it approved till July 2024.However, my wife is still waiting on H4 visa approval which is pending since July this year.I am planning to travel to India in November, 2021 with my family and returning in mid December 2021.My questions are below:1) We will be returning to US in mid December and visa stamp will be expiring on December 31, 2021 which is right after two weeks, am I still eligible to enter US without any issues?2) In case we don't get my wife's H4 visa extension approval (with new employer) which is still pending since July this year, is it still ok to travel?3) Do we need NIE document? I heard that since we are a parent of US citizen child, we are exempt from NIE.Thanks.
  6. I am working with company A and got an offer from company B.B is filing my visa transfer in regular process as USCIS temporarily suspended premium processing.I told company B that I'll only join once H1B transfer get approved. I'll still be an employee of company A till then.So, I have below questions:1) During the visa transfer process which may take 4-6 months, in case I need to travel international, can I still travel? Since, I'm still employee of company A (visa valid till 2021) and transfer application with B is still pending with USCIS?2) H4 application for spouse can only be filed after my H1B visa approval with company B processed? I have to take care of her H4 visa application on my own. Company B won't file H4 transfer.3) Spouse H4 EAD extension can still be filed with current H1B approval notice from company A and pending H1B transfer application with company B?Thanks,Aarav
  7. No update yet. Are you in the same situation?
  8. During the interview VO asked: VO (Lady): Are you renewing your visa? Me: Yes VO: Are you still with the same company? Me: Yes VO: What is your title? Me: Software Developer VO: Whats your salary? Me: xxxxxx VO: Whats your highest education? Me: MS in IT from xxxx university, USA. VO: Your visa is approved and you will get it within 3 to 5 business days. Me: Thanks and have a nice day. She was typing while asking questions, I guess that's regular. She kept our passport. No documents were asked and no questions asked to my wife. It was a similar experience I had two years ago with same visa interview location and working for same employer. Once we reached home, me and my wife got email with 221(g) and DS 5535 form attached to it. Well, I am in USA from long time. But, not sure why my wife got this email as she joined me couple years ago after marriage.
  9. Hello, my response are in italic. Thanks.
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    DS 5535 at hyderabad consulate

    I am in the same boat. Me and my wife filled DS 5535 form after visa approval at Mumbai consulate. No criminal history.
  11. Hello everyone, I appeared in H1B/H4 visa interview along with my wife in Mumbai on April 22, 2019. VO asked basic question and said my visa is approved. She kept passports and said I will get it within 3 to 5 business days. Once I reach home, I received email saying my application is refused under 221(g). Also, fill out attached DS 5535 form and send it back to us for further processing. That form requires to provide past 15 years employer, address, phone, email, and social media history. Moreover, I received my passport yesterday along with blue slip saying my application require additional processing and follow instructions as received in email. I replied to the email as needed. Does anyone of you know how long it will take to complete this processing? Any timeframe or next steps? Thanks.
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    Passport expiration and visa stamping

    We could not renew the passport since we dint have enough time to collect documents and submit renew application. However, we have atleast 6 months validity from the date of visa interview. Visa Interview date: April 11th, 2017 Passport expiration date: November 29th, 2017 I am hoping that things should be fine.
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    Passport expiration and visa stamping

    Thanks shekar11.
  14. Hello everyone, I just realized that my wife's passport is expiring on 11/29/2017. And, current H1B/H4 petition validity is until 01/30/2018. We have stamping scheduled in India in April next month and DS-160 form is based on current passport number (expiration date 11/29/2017). 1) Do we have to renew the passport and carry that in visa interview? 2) Since DS-160 form in based on current passport, the new passport will be stamped with visa? 3) If consulate don't accept the new passport, my wife will get visa stamp end date as the passport expiry date 11/29/2017 or same as H1B/H4 petition end date 01/30/2018? Please advice.
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    H1 Stamping Mumbai - Employer Change

    I have kind of similar situation. I have a travel plan to Mumbai in April. My wife had stamped previous H4 in Mumbai and I did in Canada. I recently changed employer and have I-140 approved with previous employer. Not sure whether my wife should come with me for interview or she is still eligible for dropbox even though my employer is changed recently.
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