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  1. Hello I am trying to schedule my H1 visa interview at Hyderabad location in India. Website is showing options to select OFC appointment first and currently its giving me options till end of March only. On the left side of the page, it says first available appointment is April 15th. If earliest available interview appt date is April 15th, I would like to schedule OFC date only 1 or 2 days prior. So,should I wait till OFC dates for April open? I wonder if they open OFC dates only till a certain number of days like 2 months or something. Is it? Once I book OFC appt and interview appt, can I change them any number of times? And if I try to change, can I change any one of them or am I supposed to change both only? My spouse is on H4 and she is eligible for Dropbox. Can her appointment happen before mine? Please suggest. Thank you.
  2. Thank you both for your replies. Submitted accordingly.
  3. Hello I am on H4 in the US since 2015. My spouse's H1 and my H4 got renewed and are valid till June 2022. I intend to go to India for my H4 visa stamping. So, I started to fill DS-160. I have following questions in "Travel Information" section of my DS-160. In "Purpose of Trip to the US", I selected "Temporary Worker (H)" and then in the "Specify" drop down I selected "Spouse of an H (H4)". Then a section appeared which said "Principal Applicant Information:" and it has Surname, Given Names, Application Receipt/Petition Number columns. Should I enter my spouse's name and his approved H1 797's receipt number? I did not see a column in my DS-160 to enter my approved H4 797's receipt number. Is this correct or did I miss it anywhere? I started taking appointment and have questions in the profile section. There are 2 columns like below. Principal Applicant's Name: My name or Spouse name? Principal Applicant's Visa Class: H4 or H1? There is a section named "Petitioner". Petitioner's Name: Spouse (H1) name or his employer name? Start Date: Start date as per 797 Receipt Number: 797 receipt # of H4 or H1? Expiration Date: I see 2 dates on my 797. On top section, there is an expiration date (06/20/2022) but on bottom I-94, there is an expiration date (07/01/2022) which is 10 days beyond the expiration date from top section. Which should I enter? I looked online about these. There are various answers and I got confused. Please suggest. In the whole process of taking appointment, will I find a column to enter my (H4) receipt number?Thank you.
  4. Hello I am on H4 in the US since 2015. My spouse's H1 and my H4 got renewed and are valid till June 2022. I intend to go to India for my H4 visa stamping. So, I started to fill DS-160. I have following questions in "Travel Information" section of my DS-160. In "Purpose of Trip to the US", I selected "Temporary Worker (H)" and then in the "Specify" drop down I selected "Spouse of an H (H4)". Then a section appeared which said "Principal Applicant Information:" and it has Surname, Given Names, Application Receipt/Petition Number columns. Should I enter my spouse's name and his approved H1 797's receipt number? I did not see a column in my DS-160 to enter my approved H4 797's receipt number. Is this correct or did I miss it anywhere? I started taking appointment and have questions in the profile section. There are 2 columns like below. Principal Applicant's Name: My name or Spouse name? Principal Applicant's Visa Class: H4 or H1? There is a section named "Petitioner". Petitioner's Name: Spouse (H1) name or his employer name? Start Date: Start date as per 797 Receipt Number: 797 receipt # of H4 or H1? Expiration Date: I see 2 dates on my 797. On top section, there is an expiration date (06/20/2022) but on bottom I-94, there is an expiration date (07/01/2022) which is 10 days beyond the expiration date from top section. Which should I enter? I looked online about these. There are various answers and I got confused. Please suggest. In the whole process of taking appointment, will I find a column to enter my (H4) receipt number?Thank you.
  5. Hello My employer's attorney applied my H1 extension along with H4/H4 EAD extension on March 11th. They are applied in premium processing. H1 approval email to my employer - In 4 days on March 15 Received receipt notices for H4 and EAD to my home on March 21. H4 EAD card was produced and delivered to my home along with I-797C approval notices for H4 and H4 EAD by March 31. But I did not receive I-797A for H4 which will have I-94. I-797C for H4 has approved from and to dates but I am not sure if that is accepted. On the other side, only H4 EAD receipt number shows approved/card mailed status when I check online. H1 and H4 receipt numbers still show "Received by USCIS" status even today. I have my driving license expiring soon. Please suggest what I can do as they will ask for I-94. Thank you
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    H1/H4/H4 EAD Approved - No 797A

    Thank you. I will call them tomorrow.
  7. Hello I have a question regarding mentioning salary when asked by VO. Lets say in our LCA, salary is mentioned as $60,000 But you may be paid more than that, say $120,000 (depending on our project bill rate if in consulting) So, when VO asks for annual salary, should we say $60K or $120K? In pay stubs, it clearly shows monthly salary in $10K. Please advise. Thank you
  8. Hello I am and Indian national on H1B. Me and my family have valid US visa stamped on our passports valid till March 2019. We are thinking to visit Peru for 10 days for tourism. I saw articles stating that there is no need for Peru tourist visa if we have valid US visa stamped on passport. http://www.indembassy.org.pe/english/media/2017-14-exemp.html https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294316-i819-k10425366-Peru_Visa_Indian_citizen_living_in_USA-Lima_Lima_Region.html Can this be considered official? Thank you.
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    H1B - Visa stamped - Travel to Peru

    Looks like as per emirates, Peru visa is needed. huh..
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    B2 Visa - Interview Waiver?

    On Feb 5th, my parents gave fingerprints and gave the staff all the documents. Waiting for now. They did not mention about any interview.
  11. Hello My parents have B2 visa and its expiring this month. I applied for extension from US Consulate in Hyderabad, India. When I was booking appt, system asked some questions and mentioned they were eligible for "Interview Waiver". And we took an appointment with OFC location in Hyd for a Sunday. They were not 10 printed before. So, I am assuming this is for fingerprints and photo. My questions: After fingerprints and photo, should they give the passports and all the supporting documents (sent by me too) to the same staff? I did not see any dropbox thing in their appointment email. So, want to confirm this. Also, how many days would the processing be in general? Please suggest. Thanks.
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    B2 Visa - Interview Waiver?

    I have been hearing news that as per new executive order interview waiver program has been removed. Will this affect my parents appointment? Any suggestions?
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    B2 Visa - Interview Waiver?

    They have appt on Feb 5th. I will update this post after that. This is the list of documents they are taking. Parents: Original Passports, Passport ID and Visa page copies, Affidavit showing properties in India and pledging to come back to India, DS-160 confirmations, Interview Appointment Letter, Visa fee receipt From me: My passport ID/US visa/I-797/I-94 copies, paystubs, employment verification letter, W2s, Tax return forms, Cover Letter, I-134
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    B2 Visa - Interview Waiver?

    Thank you..
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    B2 Visa - Rejected or Not?

    Hello My parents went to consulate for B2 visa back in 2007. As translator was not requested during application process, there was no translator. As my parents don't understand english, they were sent back. Then we took another appt with translator and then visa got approved. Now that visa is expired. I am applying for them again and filling DS-160 forms. There is a question asking if US visa was rejected anytime in the past? Should I say YES or NO? Please suggest. Thanks
  16. Hello This is the situation. My parents for their first B2 visa in December 2006 from Chennai consulate in India.. So, it's expiring in December 2016. If we want to renew it, are they eligible for dropbox submission in Hyderabad ? Please suggest. Thank you
  17. Hello Both myself and my wife (Indian citizens) have H1/H4 US visa stamped and valid till June 2019. We want to go on a 3-5 night cruise to Mexico or Bahamas from any port in the US. I came to know that with valid US visa, there is no need for Mexico tourist visa. Is this true in case of cruise too? Can we take Mexico cruise without taking Mexico tourist visa? What is the situation when it comes to Bahamas cruise? Should we take Bahamas tourist visa? If yes, please guide on any necessary steps and timelines. Please check this link. https://bahamas.visahq.com/requirements/India/resident-United_States/ Thank you.
  18. Hyderabad dropbox eligibity requirement said last visa must have been issued after January 1, 2008. But my parents got their visa in 2006. This was my doubt about their eligibility. Thanks..
  19. thank u. for bahamas, i will take their tourist visa. for mexico, i think i am good with valid US visa.
  20. pd0511

    MATAMOROS - STAMPING info required

    Go to mexican consulate in your city. Its easy, they give you the same day or next day in most cases. You may need to take appt thought. This differs with consulate in every city.
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    H4 EAD - W2 or 1099??

    Hello Previously my spouse was on H1 and had an employer and used to be on their payroll on W2. Now she has H4 EAD. She got a new contract job through a vendor at a client place. Vendor is asking if she wants to be on their W2 or 1099. I am aware of W2. I am trying to look online about the differences and it looks like 1099 has many restrictions. Questions: 1. Can she be on 1099? 2. Also, would there be a salary difference from vendor on W2 or 1099? Can we ask more for any of those? 3. Which is legally correct for of employment and which provides more advantage. Thanks
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    H4 EAD - W2 or 1099??

    After research, decided to be on W2.
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    H4 EAD - W2 or 1099?

    Hello Previously my spouse was on H1 and had an employer and used to be on their payroll on W2. Now she has H4 EAD. She got a new contract job through a vendor at a client place. Vendor is asking if she wants to be on their W2 or 1099. I am aware of W2. I am trying to look online about the differences and it looks like 1099 has many restrictions. Questions: 1. Can she be on 1099? 2. Also, would there be a salary difference from vendor on W2 or 1099? Can we ask more for any of those? 3. Which is legally correct for of employment and which provides more advantage. Thanks
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    Stamping in Mexico Questions

    1) None of those are needed. 2) No idea about this but if they are showing it as available, it may be. 3) Passport pickup is only at consulate but it shows DHL when booking 4) Mostly it happens on same day of interview unless they have any printing issues.
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    Salvador Services

    I had visa but I took permit also. But no one checked my visa. So just the permit may be OK.
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