H1 stamping - Docs required and visa appointment


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I got laid off last week but was lucky enough to find a new sponsor to start my H1 transfer. However I need to travel to India for some personal reasons and since my visa is already expired I need to go for stamping.

About that: How easy is it to get an appointment in Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai or rather when is the next availability? Also because of the pandemic, what documents would I need to take with me personally for the visa stamping and what documents are sent electronically either by the lawyers of the new company or me? Thanks to advise. 


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Now a days brokers got in to lottery system and blocked most of appt's of all of the locations. So if a real candidate cancelled his appt, you can grab it by monitoring the website every sec.

I carried below docs when I had stamping in Canada in 2015 but it's up to you.



1. Passport and Passport copies of all pages
2. I-797 – Original
3. DS-160 confirmation page (Barcode printout)
4. Original interview appointment letter
5. I-129 &H1B cover letter
6. Copy of LCA
7. Pay stubs for the last 2 years
8. Employer letter/ Employment Verification Letter
9. Client Letter – Make sure Client mention Petitioner’s name in the Letter
10. Vendor letter
11. Employer agreement / Employment contract letter signed by you and Employer Company (Original) / Contract between candidate and petitioner
12. Experience letter
13. Project documents
14. Organization Structure
15. Employer Tax returns 3 years and financial statements
16. Quarterly unemployment wage reports for last 6 quarters and Employers list (Org chart)
17. Notarized list of all employees from my company at the listed job site with specified information about each employee
18. H1B data collection and filing fee exemption supplement
19. H classification supplement to form I129
20. H1B visa petition and supporting docs filed with USCIS
21. SOW (Vendor - Client) / Contract between vendor and client – IF Possible
22. Work Orders / Purchase order (Employer - Vendor)
23. Contract between petitioner and vendor
24. Proof of payment
25. Letters verifying your employment history and specific work skills (promotion/ appreciation/project certification letters) (if available/applicable)
26. W2’s and Tax Returns (for the entire period of your stay in USA)
27. Bank statements for last 2 years highlighting Direct deposits 
28. Previous I-797A and LCA (If any)
29. Updated Resume
30. I 20's (All Original)
31. OPT Cards
32. Work location pictures
33. Client ID/Badge, Employer ID/Badge
34. Timesheets
35. Client location photos (optional)
36. Two passport size photographs as per specification
37. Work Experience Certificates, reference letters, appreciation certificates from previous employer/s (from the start of your career)
38. All Original Academic Credentials along with mark sheets(MS, BTECH, INTER, 10th)
39. SSN card
40. Drivers license
41. A detail report on the project that you will work on at client including the technical details, timeline, current status, employees assigned etc.. / Status Reports



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