H1B renewal interview prior to current visa stamp expiring


blancx

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Hello,

 

 

My current visa is valid until Aug 6, 2015.  I have an approved I-140 and will be changing employers soon.  The new H1 petition will be valid for 3 years until 2018.

 

I wish to have my visa restamped some time July 2015 (before expiration of current H1B visa).  Can I appear for a visa interview prior to my current visa expiring?  or do I have to wait until my current H1B visa expires?  If I can, how many days in advance can I appear for interview?

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Hello,

 

 

My current visa is valid until Aug 6, 2015.  I have an approved I-140 and will be changing employers soon.  The new H1 petition will be valid for 3 years until 2018.

 

I wish to have my visa restamped some time July 2015 (before expiration of current H1B visa).  Can I appear for a visa interview prior to my current visa expiring?  or do I have to wait until my current H1B visa expires?  If I can, how many days in advance can I appear for interview?

 

Thanks.

Hi blancx, 

 

I went through this situation, 

 

My old H1b visa with employer A is valid until 01/07/2015 and I moved to employer B in Jan 2014. I went to H1B visa stamping(with employer B) in Oct 2014.

 

This is just my experience.

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