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  1. Mohan, Simple and best way is go to home country and get stamped over there and come back. please don't waste the time by asking and reading all the blogs, by the time you figure it out what to do with ur situation you will find ur self out of status. so it is better to start applying visa. don't listen to ur friends talk to a good lawyer may be make an appoinment with murthy lawyer and get best options. I know they will also suggest you to get stamped on ur passport with new I797. All the best .....and may be appointment cost 200 to 400, this amount is nothing but you will get piece of mind ... once you talk to an expert... don't waste ur time..
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    I 94 expired on 11/26

    Please don't try at Local CBP office if your I-94 is already expired. Don't even try to contact them by phone or email. things can happen if you go to Local CBP after ur I94 expired (please don't get scared 99.9% below chances) You get arrested for over stay i.e. out of status you will be banned based on the over stay may be 3 yrs or upto 10 yrs. Immediately deported to ur home country try to sort it out by staying here only. don't leave the country untill everything settled. Talk to company lawyer or hire any good lawyer (Murthy lawyers good at these cases) apply under nonprotrunc . All the best ..... don't be panic you have to spend arround 5k to 8k to resolve this issue
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    Passport Expiry & H1 Stamping Questions

    I got visa stamping until 2016, and my passport is expiring in oct, 2016...visa is dependent on your I797.
  4. always use latest one where ever they ask you.
  5. my passport is going to expire in 2014 oct, and my h1 is until 2016 sep, I went for stamping got visa until 2016. So visa is not depend on ur passport it is completely depends on your I797. you will get visa stamping until 2015.
  6. Yes, I am back without any problem, as there is no start date in the VISA stamp so you are good.
  7. Hi Deepu, You have to use ext one, my situation was also same as you, I wen for stamping with new ext and got approval up to 2016. So my suggestion is always use your Ext H1b only. You can talk to your company lawyer about this.
  8. I kohil I came back to US, on june 13th morning I did not get any problem, I don't know about some stupid stories and I am not sure about the "Cap- Gap " program how it works, but I heard they are not eligible for this scinario.
  9. wow! After the above post, I am very popular…. It was busy day for me per each hour at least I got 3 to 4 emails from you all. @sam pls provide latest one only until and unless he will ask you about the 1st h1b copy. Keep the latest h1b documents in separate folder and keep the other in very bottom and forget about it. Use always latest I797 which is valid (2014 or 2015 or 2016). I made like this all my latest h1b (I797 or I94), I129, lCA, fee details, I-129 data collection and other related docs as main document and previous I kept it at very bottom. So that accidentally or unfortunately or mix it up I should not give my previous docs to him. if you want to give your 1st h1b that means your doing suicide for your self, bz it is going to expire in next 5 or 6 months and then what is the use of the ur visa appointment? Things to check, In DS 160 are you mentioning the latest h1b that is receipt number WAC XXXXXXXXXX In your appointment schedule also make sure your giving latest one https://usvisa-info.com/en-CA/selfservice/ss_country_welcome PIMS letter also and where ever it is required you use your latest receipt number I hope this will help you, or you can speak with your company lawyer Thanks and all the best
  10. Hi I am back to USA without any issue, My case I did my MS here (US) and have valid h1b until 2013 sep. Applied to extension and got it until 2016 September. Went to stamping in June, got stamped until 2016. In port of entry, @Van I did not carried any I797 kept in my file . I had my passport and departure ticket-(Boarding pass) in my hands. my visa interview was on Monday got my passport back on Wednesday After visa: Look your status https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/ ds 160 retrieve your application with your application ID status will show issued. You can look your status https://usvisa-info.com/en-CA/selfservice/ss_country_welcome status will display ready to pick up And final thing note down your waybill for Loomis they will ask your way bill number you will get an email stating from loomis branch stating below Dear xyz, Your passport has been picked up from the Consular Section and within the next few days you will be able to pick it up at: LOOMIS Richmond HOLD FOR PICKUP 101-5000 MILLER ROAD RICHMOND, BC V7B1K6 Your Waybill Number is xxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Please click the link below to track your passport until it is ready for pickup: HTTP://WWW.LOOMIS-EXPRESS.COM/ My port of entry experience Me: Hi Sir, how are you. Officer: Hi I am good , give me your passport Me: gave it to him an smiling Officer: Is any one with you going today? Me: no just myself Office: Where are you going? Me: XYZ Place Office: On What type of visa are you going? Me: H1 Officer: Typing my address, and asked me where do u live? Me: answered Office: Ok have a great day Me: thank you and you too… My Advice is don’t give extra documents, if you are giving extra information means you are digging your own grave… pls up to the point… wat ever they ask give it…. Restaurants: House of dosas is good worth it for your money, Salam Bombay (one time is fine), Chutney villa is good ….there are other some punjabi restaurants also did not get a time to try it.... overall had a good time in vancouver.. HOTEL: Take any down town hotel for first couple of days untill ur visa interview is done..then take any cheaper hotel at airport because loomis (Passport pick up location) is near to airport... I stayed in YWCA hotel, the staff was very nice to every one, nice and clean hotel..... we were group of 6 people, all people got visa from YWCA hotel ..... Internet you have to pay $3 per day and per one person, you can connect 2 devices, up on request they will give 3 devices permission (Iphone, Company laptop and personnel laptop)... local calls are free At US Consulate: My interview went like below ME: Good morning officer how are you doing today? VO: GM I am doing great, give me ur passport and I797 (First apge only please) Me: gave it to him VO: How long you been with this employer? Me: X years VO: What do you do? Me: I am a ja** Pr***** VO: Who is your end client? ME: Xyz said VO: give me ur lca? Me: gave it ( he checked the address) VO: Do you work at client location? Me: Yes sir VO: Where do you live? Me: answered VO: How long it takes to reach client location? Me: If traffic is there it takes 1+ hr and normally 35 to 40 mins and it is around 25 miles VO: How long you have been with this client? Me: answered VO: Give me ur w2? Me: Gave it to him (2012 w2 form) andlooking at him he checked my salary in w2 form and compared my salary it was healthy and meeting his requirement and he was happy and told me your visa is approved ……gave some paper how to collect my passport within next 3 to 4 business days you can collect ur passport Me: Thank you Me again Sir! I have one question for you, could you please tell me until what year my visa is approved ?(As mine ext was approved recently until 2016 sep 29) VO: he checked my I797 and told me until 2016 Thank you very much sir, you made my day more happy … he was smiling at me, I ran out of the office, not even looked back….. good luck to every one
  11. First of all, thank you to Murthy forum, I had my interview on June 10, 2013, we were 4 member started from same Hotel, Please follow the below link this is more enough for getting visa, http://forum.murthy....__fromsearch__1 I stayed in YWCA hotel, it has full kitchen at 10th and 6th floors, toast machines too. it is less price but shared bathrooms, you can get private bath room too, it cost little more money, convenient to stores (7eleven store 3 blocks), there is McDonalds for mcddddyyyyyyy lovers, Asian restaurants and other many. We had lunch one day at salam Bombay for one time it is ok. We found one more good restaurant Chutney villa ( not Indian staff they are from srilanka) ( if u have car you can try this) , it is just like south Indian style…. Dosa, idily you will get here but don’t expect too much…they have something special it is just like thali for veggie it is good … it is ok to have lunch or dinner….. address is 147 east broadway BC, V5T1W1. overall vancouver is costly place, if you stay in downtown you will enjoy ur stay... Candidate A, Candidate B, Candidate C and Candidate D (ME) Candidate A, Done master in USA, works for full time to x Company, he is marking some manager… Candidate B, Business analyst, done master here in MBA and bachelors hotel management … (Token number 8) (Have all document including client letter, recommendation letters, blg blg..) Candidate C, Business Analyst, done master here in MBA and BBM … (Changed his employer 9 months back) (PIMS was not updated, NO PIMS) Candidate B and Candidate C both are friends from there masters… Candidate D, done master here, works for X client, and they do not give end-client letter have all required docs (Vendor letter and email from manager stating that client will not provide a letter), no breaks in pay stubs, since started job. First level: take out your passport, DS160 confirmation letter and I-797 first page only they will staple all together and next at US Consulate, Security check at main entrance, if you have sealed cover (Example: Sealed Transcripts from university or letter from ur employer) they request you to open it up, the thing is sealed envelopes or covers or packages are not allowed. Phone, hotel key, car key etc … you can deposit at the counter, collect it after interview is done. Wallet is allowed, jackets are allowed with complete scan, and you can carry your university diploma certificate in big envelops….(I did) Level 2: you will get token number and finger prints are taken at 3rd floor….They will take your passport, DS160 and I-797 first page only…….if your passport photo size is not clear or something wrong, they will request you to get new photos (don’t worry), small automatic photo booth is there at 3rd floor, keep some change ($10.00 Canadian bills minimum and they do take credit card) with you. Up on calling your token number go at counter 1 and give ur finger prints as directed and you will get ur passport, DS160 confirmation letter and I797 first page….check on your confirmation page now, they write something on confirmation page ohh…. Don’t worry now it is nothing, it is marking to identify that it was reviewed for them, one person got no PIMS….. Now come back and sit relax, watch the display screen, upon calling your token number go to 20th floor this is the final…security guard will escort you to 20th floor… sit relaxed here … you will see all the counter number 1 to 11…. Final step: Upon calling your token number go to that counter give your best shot, you will see VO and give whatever he/she counter #4) asks you. Keep smiling all the time be confident and say it clearly and loudly…..give short and sweet answers OR ANSWER to THE POINT, Do not give history or more or unnecessary lengthy information….it mostly take 80 secs to 120 sec to get ur visa this is final step… so it is upto you how well you will perform here…. And all the best to every one…. As I told you we were 4, how my things went see below…. Went 20th floor at 9:44am, my token number is 45 checked on display board it was 38 at counter 6, Token 38 done interview and got approved (some other visa) Next token 39 requested to come counter 6 Token 39 done interview got approved (Some other visa) Next token 40 requested to come counter 6 Token 40 done interview got approved (Some other visa) Next token 41 requested to come counter 6 Token 41 done interview got approved (Some other visa) I realized that only counter 6 is open… I was very happy that last few weeks murthy forum review were good about counter 6 Next token 42 requested to come counter 6 Token 42 done interview got approved (Some other visa) Next token 43 requested to come counter 6 Token 43 done interview got approved (Some other visa) Mean time my other friends who are staying at YWCA came there, I slowly told them only one counter open and that is counter 6 every ones face was happy…… Next token 44 requested to come counter 6 Token 44 done interview got approved (H1b visa) Checked time 9:55 am For this above questions are like this VO: What do you do? P: I am a prog*** VO: How long you are working with this client? Do you have client letter? Tell me your roles? How long is this project? I am approving you visa, in 3 to 4 business days you can get ur passport and here is the information how to get your passport P: thank you sir …. Thank you thank you….(ran out) Now my turn….. waiting 9:56am … no call from counter 6 nothing , it was silent for next 5 to 6 mins… At 10:05am counter 4 lady came……..( in my mind ohh god why you sent this, why to me only counter 4 ohhh next is my number ohhh… then she has to call some for other type of visa after 3 to 4 mins she approved other lady a visa and told that it is 5 yrs valid… and started doing some work) Luckily counter 6 guy call my number token 45 please come to counter 6……..i was very happy and saying thank you to god…. With double energy I went counter 6: ME: Good morning officer how are you doing today? VO: GM I am doing great, give me ur passport and I797 (First apge only please) Me: gave it to him VO: How long you been with this employer? Me: X years VO: What do you do? Me: I am a ja** Pr***** VO: Who is your end client? ME: Xyz said VO: give me ur lca? Me: gave it ( he checked the address) VO: Do you work at client location? Me: Yes sir VO: Where do you live? Me: answered VO: How long it takes to reach client location? Me: If traffic is there it takes 1+ hr and normally 35 to 40 mins and it is around 25 miles VO: How long you have been with this client? Me: answered VO: Give me ur w2? Me: Gave it to him (2012 w2 form) andlooking at him he checked my salary in w2 form and compared my salary it was healthy and meeting his requirement and he was happy and told me your visa is approved ……gave some paper how to collect my passport within next 3 to 4 business days you can collect ur passport Me: Thank you Me again Sir! I have one question for you, could you please tell me until what year my visa is approved ?(As mine ext was approved recently until 2016 sep 29) VO: he checked my I797 and told me until 2016 Thank you very much sir, you made my day more happy … he was smiling at me, I ran out of the office, not even looked back….. Token 48 Candidate B VO: Hoe are you? T48: I am doing good. Hope you are doing good too. VO: What do you work as? T48: I work as a Business Analyst VO: Who is your client? T48: XYZ Co… VO: Do you have client letter? T48: Yes, here you go. VO: How long have you been working with your Employer? T48: Since 2011… VO: How long have you been working with the client? T48: Since 2012… What is your role? T48: Explained couple of points about the project and roles and responsibilities VO: Your visa is approved and will be mailed in 2-3 days T48: Thank you mam. Have a wonderful day. CadidateC: taoken number 50 called at counter 6; VO: good morning Me: Good morning VO: how long are you working for your employer Me: 9 months VO: who is your end client? Me: xxx VO: Do you have your end client letter ME submitted end client letter VO: How long are you working with end client ME 9 months VO Can I see your LCA and w2 Me: submitted VO: verified carefully VO: from which date you have worked with that employer ME told sep 10 VO calculated per month salary and verified with LCA VO: did you do your masters in US ME yes, In yyy university VO: what did you study ME: MBA VO: where is your university ME: told the city name VO: is it near what city? ME: told him nearest big city and its 1.5 hour drive from that city VO: asked for transcripts ME submitted MBA certificate and transcript VO verified all the subjects I studied Golden words came out your visa has been approved Token 51 went to counter 4 He got his visa in 90 seconds as he was Non IT related job and he is some manager blah blah….. There were 9 to 10 people came for H1b visa all people got visa, except 2 persons (I don’t know who they are). I heard they went to counter 4, she gave them 221 g….. I guess it something about client verification…. All the best to every one…
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    Canada Consulate in US for in-person

    Go to fedex location they will store in ur flash drive (pls take ur USB flash drive with you).......then go to http://www.123passportphoto.com/ it will be easy for you... I hope this will help you..
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    Canada visa online - JPEG image

    http://www.123passportphoto.com/ I think this is paid website and cheap....
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    Canada visa online - JPEG image

    Que 2: @ I heard there is one website, which gves what ever size you want.... I will update website. bz my friend had same situation. He told abt the website I will ask him and update you.
  15. hi shiva, similar question was asked by some other user (@Vkohil), here is my experience, you can find in my other post "PIMPS question" My situation is also exactly same as you, I spoke with my company lawyer they said we need to use the latest one (i.e. H1b ext ). I am going to visa stamping on June 10th I will update you once i finish my visa.... after visa interview we need to make sure that VO is giving visa untill 2016 sep according to H1b ext I-797 copy as it is mentioned. and one more thing in visa stamp there is no start date. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks Srini
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