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ashokm1

Impact of Passport Expiry Date on Visa Issual

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Hello All,

My H1B is in Regular process. However my passport Expiry is date is in June 2019.

What could be impact of this on my visa issue ? In case I get visa approved, would I get visa only till June 2019 ?

Do you think my visa can be denied because of this ?

Appreciate your guidance.

Regards,

Ashok

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Normally when you apply for H1B visa we provide copy of all pages of passport and I donot know whether they take passport validity into consideration but when you go for visa stamping they say minimum you must have 6 months passport validity...

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For the H1 petition it shouldn't matter. To get a visa, though, the passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months.

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The US embassy will not issue a visa on a passport expiring in under 6 months. If otherwise approved for a visa, they would deny you one until a new passport. 

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