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pinky93

Travel to US on H1 with passport expiring before visa stamp

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Hi

Let's say I went for visa stamping and got stamped till 2022. While my passport has validity till 2020 , I am sure that my i-94 will be till 2020 only ,once i reach United states. But My concern is

  • Is it better to extend the passport and go for stamping?
  • For some emergency reasons, if i want to go without extending the passport, does the immigration officer strike off my visa stamped date and validity only upto 2020 , though i got stamped till 2022?
  • If the above statement is valid situation , as i want to travel again in short duration(in less than six months ) with my renewed passport , then do i have to go for stamping again(will they accept DS-160 form ,though i got my stamping recently done ) to ensure my visa stamped date is till 2022.

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1. You cannot extend the passport more than one year away from current expiry.

2. The visa stamp may be till 2022, but the Officer cannot give you an I94 beyond your passport expiry.

3. Existing valid visas in expired passports remain valid for use. Just carry both passports.

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19 hours ago, pinky93 said:

Hi

Let's say I went for visa stamping and got stamped till 2022. While my passport has validity till 2020 , I am sure that my i-94 will be till 2020 only ,once i reach United states. But My concern is

  • Is it better to extend the passport and go for stamping?
  • For some emergency reasons, if i want to go without extending the passport, does the immigration officer strike off my visa stamped date and validity only upto 2020 , though i got stamped till 2022?
  • If the above statement is valid situation , as i want to travel again in short duration(in less than six months ) with my renewed passport , then do i have to go for stamping again(will they accept DS-160 form ,though i got my stamping recently done ) to ensure my visa stamped date is till 2022.

Thanks
Appreciate your responses

1. Yes that is the best option.

2. No, they don't do that.

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Just extend your passport now and go for stamping. It will take 1 week to extend your passport both in the US & in India.

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