H1b Visa Stamping during Extension

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56 minutes ago, SANDEEPK66 said:


My I 94 valid until May 2020 and want to start h1 extension under Premium in DEC'2019
However, I need to Travel India for 2 weeks in Dec'2019
Can I go stamping with out New Approval as I have I94 valid for next 6 months and get stamped for just 6 months?
Does anybody had this situation?

Go for stamping and come back and apply extension to avoid confusion.

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@gopalakrishnach If no, then you will need to go for visa stamping for 6 months. In that case apply H1B in premium and you can get decision before your DEC 2019 travel.

So if his visa is currently not stamped, and he gets I-797 extension approved before December, can he get stamping from say Dec 2019 to May 2023 during his December visit if he uses the new I-797 is the DS160?

Is it at the discretion of the visa officer to give visa till May 2020 or May 2023?

I am in somewhat similar situation.  

Thanks for your response in advance.

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