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harvinder207

Is Stamping Required: Valid visa but new I-797?

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I have a question regarding stamping of my son (H4). 
Last time when he went for visa stamping in June 2016, his visa was stamped for 5 years, i.e. till Jun-2021. Although H1B/ H4 that time were valid till Jan-2017 only. 
So my wife and I got visa till Jan-2017 only, but my son visa is valid till Jun-2021. Still not sure why he was given 5 years visa.

Later I filed for extension and new H1B/H4 is valid till Jan-2020. Question is, if we travel now do my son need to go for stamping again as we have new I-797?

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22 hours ago, harvinder207 said:

I have a question regarding stamping of my son (H4). 
Last time when he went for visa stamping in June 2016, his visa was stamped for 5 years, i.e. till Jun-2021. Although H1B/ H4 that time were valid till Jan-2017 only. 
So my wife and I got visa till Jan-2017 only, but my son visa is valid till Jun-2021. Still not sure why he was given 5 years visa.

Later I filed for extension and new H1B/H4 is valid till Jan-2020. Question is, if we travel now do my son need to go for stamping again as we have new I-797?

Not needed if the current visa is valid.

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Your son will return with the existing H4 visa and your latest H1 petition approval. I assume he has not outgrown the H4 eligibility.

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On 3/19/2019 at 12:59 PM, harvinder207 said:

I have a question regarding stamping of my son (H4). 
Last time when he went for visa stamping in June 2016, his visa was stamped for 5 years, i.e. till Jun-2021. Although H1B/ H4 that time were valid till Jan-2017 only. 
So my wife and I got visa till Jan-2017 only, but my son visa is valid till Jun-2021. Still not sure why he was given 5 years visa.

Later I filed for extension and new H1B/H4 is valid till Jan-2020. Question is, if we travel now do my son need to go for stamping again as we have new I-797?

They made mistake and issued visa to him based on his passport expiration. You still need to apply for his visa this time. They will take appropriate action this time.

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