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Can I attend H1B ext stamping prior to its start

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Hi All 

 

I have my H1B stamping is valid till April 10th 2014, and I got approved with 3 yrs H1B ext which is till next April 2017, Can I attend Visa interview before April 10th 2014? 

If so if I get rejected/revoked will my existing stamping till April 10th 2014 will also be revoked? Please help me I am unable to decide when I have to attend for stamping.

 

Thank You all in advance for your responses

 

 

Priya

 

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Hi All 

 

I have my H1B stamping is valid till April 10th 2014, and I got approved with 3 yrs H1B ext which is till next April 2017, Can I attend Visa interview before April 10th 2014? 

If so if I get rejected/revoked will my existing stamping till April 10th 2014 will also be revoked? Please help me I am unable to decide when I have to attend for stamping.

 

Thank You all in advance for your responses

 

 

Priya

You can apply for a visa 90 days before your current H1B visa expiry date with an approved I797 for extension.

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I am in the same boat, my H1 is valid from May 10 2014. and my current H1 expires on May 9 th 2014.

 

I am attending the visa at Ottawa on Feb 19 th. 

 

My current visa expired 1.5 years ago.

 

Will share my experience after attending the visa,

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Thanks guys.....

 

 

cbalajih1 Good Luck  on your Interview.....  I am also planning to attend in ottawa, since last time I have attended in same place. And I got approved, Make sure you have all color print out since last time I had one document which was in black because I forgot to get the original I took a print out, the VO complained on that, I thought he will reject mine because of this, but lucky I had client documents in all color, so he was satisfied and approved my visa.  And do share your experience.    

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Hi All,

 

First of all thanks for all the members of the forum for sharing their experiences.. this forum helped me a lot to prepare all the 

required documents and the questions VO asks.

 

My Details:

 

Working in US since Jan 2007.

Was working for a desi company A from Jan 2007 to May 2013. (6.5 years)

moved to company B (for green card processing) in May 2013.

 

I have a current H1 valid till May 9 2014.

I have new H1 valid from May 10 2014 - May 9 2017. (Both the H1s are with the company B, and I have attended the interview with the new H1)

 

I have attended interview on 19th Feb. and the Visa is approved.

 

VO: Your H1 starts from May... so i think your visa will be valid only from May.. 

ME: I am currently working for the same company and i have the current I 797

 

VO:I need to check something (and he went in and came after 5 mins.. and said it is ok.)

ME: OK Sir.

 

VO: How long are you working for Company B.

ME: 9 months.

 

VO: When did you finish your under grad

ME: 2004.

 

VO: Where

ME: In India Sir.

 

VO: Did you masters after that

ME: NO Sir.

 

VO: what did you do after under grad.

ME: I worked as a Software Engineer in India for 2.5 Years then came to US on H1 and started working for Company A from Jan 2007 to May 2013 then moved to company B my current company.

 

VO: Your visa is issued and you will get an email from loomis to collect the passport on Monday or Tuesday.

 

It is PIMS update that is why it is taking 4 days. (additional 2 days for PIMS).

 

Note: The same VO interviewed 3 other(Indians) before me and for each person he took the interview for at least 30 mins.

and my interview was only 10 mins, including the time he spent in analysing if i can get the visa on the future dated H1.

So definitely each case is different .. so don't worry.

 

All the Best for who ever attending the interview.

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