Is an old original I797A required for in-person visa interview?


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I have to travel to India due to an emergency & I'm looking for appointments for visa stamping. Based on the questionnaire, I have to attend an interview. I have the original I-797A valid thru Dec 2021 - Dec 2024 & I have the original of a previous I-797A as well (valid thru April 2021 - April 2024 but due to job change my employer filed an amendment moving the dates from April to December of the same year).

I lost my passport couple years back that had the most recent visa stamp and I'm now required to attend the interview due of this. However, I don't have the original I-797A (valid 2018-April 2021) associated with the lost visa stamp. My employer applied I-824 - application of a duplicate notice and I am yet to receive the duplicate copy. I do have photo copies of the lost visa stamp and the I-797A associated with the stamp. 

I'm aware that it usually take several weeks to months to obtain a duplicate. Since I have to appear for a visa interview, will I be asked to present originals of older I-797As?

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