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Vee Man

H-1B Visa Interview

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Hello All,

I need some suggestions regarding my H-1B Visa stamping issue.

I have attended visa interview on 09/05/2018 and issued 221g, Waiting from 6 months for an update, I am still working from my India office.

The underlying i-797A for the existing visa application is about to expire on 09/11/2019. Since we have an option to file an extension before 6 months, My employer has agreed to file an extension after 03/11/2019 ( which is 6 months before the expiry ). As i am outside the States and filed for an extension, The approval would be a i-797B ( consular processing ). 

My question here is can i send a copy of my i-797B to the embassy that i got my extension approved and get the new validity stamped on the Visa stamp?

My attorney has updated that my visa application with existing i-797A is at final validation stage and we can expect an update by end of March or starting week of April, Can i directly send them the new i-797 B petition and passport once i get the mail to submit passport?

I wanted to check if an interview is needed again ? As my current visa application is still pending, There is no change in the petitioner or the nature of work?

Any suggestions are appreciated!!

Regards, 

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On 3/5/2019 at 5:23 PM, Vee Man said:

Hello All,

I need some suggestions regarding my H-1B Visa stamping issue.

I have attended visa interview on 09/05/2018 and issued 221g, Waiting from 6 months for an update, I am still working from my India office.

The underlying i-797A for the existing visa application is about to expire on 09/11/2019. Since we have an option to file an extension before 6 months, My employer has agreed to file an extension after 03/11/2019 ( which is 6 months before the expiry ). As i am outside the States and filed for an extension, The approval would be a i-797B ( consular processing ). 

My question here is can i send a copy of my i-797B to the embassy that i got my extension approved and get the new validity stamped on the Visa stamp?

My attorney has updated that my visa application with existing i-797A is at final validation stage and we can expect an update by end of March or starting week of April, Can i directly send them the new i-797 B petition and passport once i get the mail to submit passport?

I wanted to check if an interview is needed again ? As my current visa application is still pending, There is no change in the petitioner or the nature of work?

Any suggestions are appreciated!!

Regards, 

In Which Consulate did you attend the interview ?

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On 3/5/2019 at 6:23 PM, Vee Man said:

Hello All,

I need some suggestions regarding my H-1B Visa stamping issue.

I have attended visa interview on 09/05/2018 and issued 221g, Waiting from 6 months for an update, I am still working from my India office.

The underlying i-797A for the existing visa application is about to expire on 09/11/2019. Since we have an option to file an extension before 6 months, My employer has agreed to file an extension after 03/11/2019 ( which is 6 months before the expiry ). As i am outside the States and filed for an extension, The approval would be a i-797B ( consular processing ). 

My question here is can i send a copy of my i-797B to the embassy that i got my extension approved and get the new validity stamped on the Visa stamp?

My attorney has updated that my visa application with existing i-797A is at final validation stage and we can expect an update by end of March or starting week of April, Can i directly send them the new i-797 B petition and passport once i get the mail to submit passport?

I wanted to check if an interview is needed again ? As my current visa application is still pending, There is no change in the petitioner or the nature of work?

Any suggestions are appreciated!!

Regards, 

I don't think it is that simple. Visa expiry dates are decided by what you fill in the DS-160. If you need to extend your visa you need to wait for current decision and then start new process. Only advantage would be you can use drop box system this time.

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