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Hi, I am in INDIA, I got my H1B approved on october 19 2021, My passport expiry date is April 2022, its only 6 months left in hand, We don't know when visa embassy will open, so I have to renewal it. Can I apply for renewal of the passport before applying for VISA. In H1B approved document they will mention old passport number. So I am confused.

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It doesn't matter what passport number is mentioned in H1B approval document. You should apply for new passport ASAP and use it for the H1B Visa stamp.............If you enter US with passport with less validity than your H1B approval, then POE officer may give you I-94 only up to passport validity date and the you will have to somehow get your I-94 extended.

***Carry both passports with you when you go to US just in case...and never throw your old passport away....keep it since many future immigration documents will ask you for details of old passports

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