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How soon can I go for H1 visa Stamping

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Hey,

I have applied H1 for FY 2014,

Am planning to go for stamping in November but am worried because it would be only a month from my H1 start date.

1) Should I wait for some more time? Does it really matter?

2) Is it less risky if I go after 6 months of H1 start date than to go immediately after october?

Any help would be really appreciated.

Tahnks

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Am planning to go for stamping in November but am worried because it would be only a month from my H1 start date.

1) Should I wait for some more time? Does it really matter?

2) Is it less risky if I go after 6 months of H1 start date than to go immediately after october?

1. No. You can attend interview at any time.

2. Same as above

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Hello information21,

I am planning to do the same. Are you planning to go to your home country (where are you from?). I am an Indian national and I am thinking if I can get H1B stamping in Canada (perhaps even in India) in November. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

Hey,

I have applied H1 for FY 2014,

Am planning to go for stamping in November but am worried because it would be only a month from my H1 start date.

1) Should I wait for some more time? Does it really matter?

2) Is it less risky if I go after 6 months of H1 start date than to go immediately after october?

Any help would be really appreciated.

Tahnks

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HI,

 

I have a question - my renewed H1 visa starts from Jan 2014 and i have a current H1b visa already stamped which is valid till Dec 2013 - Can i go right now and get my stamping done for the new H1b visa which will start only in Jan 2014?

 

Thanks,
Shruti

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HI,

 

I have a question - my renewed H1 visa starts from Jan 2014 and i have a current H1b visa already stamped which is valid till Dec 2013 - Can i go right now and get my stamping done for the new H1b visa which will start only in Jan 2014?

 

Thanks,

Shruti

Yes, you can. Show both I797s to VO during interview

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Hi shrutidoshi,

 

I am in same situation.

Did you got your h1b stamping until new I797's validity date?

how early you applied for your stamping before your current h1b petition expiration date?

 

Thanks.

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Hi Steward1,

 

Yes, my H1b visa was stamped till my new I797/s validity date and I did apply before 60 days of my current h1b petition expiration date for stamping.

 

And i believe one can apply(go for stamping) 60-90 days before - near to former is preferred.

 

Thanks,

Shruti

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Hi All,

   I am in the same situation...My current H1b I797  is valid till 09/30/2014. I have new h1 extension approved from 10/01/2014 to 09/30/2017. I haven't gone out of the country since 2011 and my h1 visa expired in 2011.

  Can i go for stamping with new h1 extension....so i get the visa approved till 09/30/2017? I heard many posts saying that once can go for stamping only 90 days in advance of H1B start date? I believe its not true for an h1b extension...

  Please let me know.

 

Thanks

Vimal

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Hi All,

   I am in the same situation...My current H1b I797  is valid till 09/30/2014. I have new h1 extension approved from 10/01/2014 to 09/30/2017. I haven't gone out of the country since 2011 and my h1 visa expired in 2011.

  Can i go for stamping with new h1 extension....so i get the visa approved till 09/30/2017? I heard many posts saying that once can go for stamping only 90 days in advance of H1B start date? I believe its not true for an h1b extension...

  Please let me know.

 

Thanks

Vimal

Ask your attorney about this 90 days for stamping before start date of H1B extension.

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Hi,

  I have a booked an appointment on 10th June in India. DS160 form which i filled has new H1 extension petition number which is valid from 10/2014 to 2017. I have been seeing posts which says..DS160 form should be filled with current petition number? 

   Will this cause an delay in appointment? Should i just fill a new DS160 form with current H1B petition number?

 

   Please advise.

Thanks

Kumar 

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Hi,

  I have a booked an appointment on 10th June in India. DS160 form which i filled has new H1 extension petition number which is valid from 10/2014 to 2017. I have been seeing posts which says..DS160 form should be filled with current petition number? 

   Will this cause an delay in appointment? Should i just fill a new DS160 form with current H1B petition number?

 

   Please advise.

Thanks

Kumar 

Change it if you can. Otherwise show both I797s to VO during interview.

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@jairichi....i cannot change DS160 form now as its already been submitted....May be i should just fill another one...

I am thinking to contact hyderabad consulate for this...

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