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Question about the start and end dates of H1B visa in India

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Current I797 : Expires in Sep-2019 (I94 same)

Current Visa : Expired.

Currently applying for H1B visa extension soon.

Assumption : H1B visa extension will get approved by July for (Sep-2019 to Sep-2022)

If I go to India some time in July/August 2019 for Visa stamping with both old (exp. Sep-2019) and new (exp. Sep-2022) I797, which petition will a visa officer would consider for visa dates?

What out of following possibilities would be a likely outcome?

1.They will consider old I797 (Sep-2019) and only give me visa from current-date to Sep-2019

2.They will  consider new I797(Sep-2019 to Sep-20122) and give me a start date of visa as Sep-2019 and expiring Sep-2022

3.They will combine them both such that visa is valid starting from current-date and expiring Sep-2022

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On 5/16/2019 at 5:33 PM, NavG said:

Current I797 : Expires in Sep-2019 (I94 same)

Current Visa : Expired.

Currently applying for H1B visa extension soon.

Assumption : H1B visa extension will get approved by July for (Sep-2019 to Sep-2022)

If I go to India some time in July/August 2019 for Visa stamping with both old (exp. Sep-2019) and new (exp. Sep-2022) I797, which petition will a visa officer would consider for visa dates?

What out of following possibilities would be a likely outcome?

1.They will consider old I797 (Sep-2019) and only give me visa from current-date to Sep-2019

2.They will  consider new I797(Sep-2019 to Sep-20122) and give me a start date of visa as Sep-2019 and expiring Sep-2022

3.They will combine them both such that visa is valid starting from current-date and expiring Sep-2022

Use new I-797 while filling DS-160. Visa stamp always has a issue date. Not a start date.

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