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Should we revise DS 160 if we get a new I-797 while waiting for stamping in India?

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We are currently in India. Our dropbox appointment was in early March and our passports were returned with white 221G (asking us to attend interview). We can walk-in as soon as consulates open. We do not require a new appointment as per 221-G document. Meanwhile, my firm has applied for my H1B extension and we are anticipating approval soon. Once approved, I will get a new I-797 with consular process. Assuming that I will receive extension approval by the time consulates open, do I need to submit a new DS 160 when I walk-in for my interview?



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Under the circumstances mentioned, given the fact that visa appointments may be hard to come by when consular posts resume services, if the terms of the H1B petition remain the same and the extension is only to extend the validity, it may be prudent to try to appear for the visa interview with both the I-797 approval notices. You may also complete and carry a new visa application form DS160 reflecting your updated information and present the same to the visa officer. At their discretion, the officer may accept it. It is also important to note that if the previous I-797 expired, then the consulate may want you to schedule a fresh appointment and appear for an interview. But still, nothing to lose in trying.  

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