Will previous B1 visits hamper H1B stamping??

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My husband is an IT trainer and possess the following credentials:

B.E., M.Tech., PMP, PMI-RMP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, Sec++, ITIL –Expert level

 In July 2013, He independently visited the US on his B1, (I94 approved from July’13 to Jan’14) to meet one Dr. Kerzner who was co-authoring my book. (Dr.Harold Kerzner is a renowned professor and is a leading authority on project management)

In October 2013, still in the US, he was offered a role with an American training company to develop course content for their India offices. Since he was not on an employment visa, the job offer was made through the Indian branch (of the US Company) who credited his salary in rupees to his accounts in India and has also been paying tax to Indian Govt. He is carrying documents such as Form 16 and TDS certificate as documentary proof.

He returned to India in January of 2014, within the i-94 date; and was working from the Indian branch.


In March he returned on his B1 to US, as his training delivery had to be recorded as DVDs for distribution in India.


In April, his organization sponsored his H1b petition and it was approved July as this Organization wanted to initiate a project for their new course offering and have him on it.

He returned to India in July after successfully publishing his book.


He is now about to schedule my appointment with the Chennai Consulate.


He has the following documents:


I797, I129, copies of certified LCA, Detailed Itinerary of previous B1 visits, and Letters of invitation of both B1 visits, details on forthcoming project for which H1B was sponsored, pay slips of salary credit in India, Form 16 and Tax deducted at source certificates, all my certificates, Passport etc.,


Will my husband’s H1b be rejected due to the long b1 visits? Iam very worried as I saw instances of H1B being denied and B1 getting cancelled as well. Please share you're experiences...


Thanks for your help.





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