H1B stamping outcome


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Hello all,

firstly, thanks all for the great work in sharing valuable information and experiences.

could you help me understand more about H1B stamping ? am aware of the purpose of stamping but i need to know more about the outcome of stamping after the visa interview.

1) if stamping approved, you get your H1B visa - described as " the golden words "
2) if you get RFE or 221G , you go under administrative processing , what happens here ?
3) how many times can we go through administrative processing if our documents are incorrect or not sufficient ?
4) can a H1B visa be denied or rejected during visa interview ? or rejection and denial means the same for H1 ?

my understanding is as follows
a) for H1B denial : this means you stamping is denied during the visa interview for that particular client through that particular employer. but your H1B visa+work permit is valid. you can try for stamping with a different employer or stay with same employer and go with different client. 

b) for H1B rejection : this means, your authenticity or credibility of H1B visa is doubtful , hence your visa is invoked back. you longer have a H1B work visa and you have to reapply to get one.

please correct me if am wrong and help me understand better.

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thanks for reply.


i read in other H1B forums that a H1B visa denial would not cancel the H1B petition. the petition can be valid and just that visa was denied due to un-supportive documents, how true is this ? any idea ?

Yes, that is correct. Only your visa was denied and not your petition. But, in some cases US consulate refers the petition back to USCIS for cancellation. In that case USCIS will issue your employer a NOIR (Notice Of Intention to Revoke). If employer cannot justify or provide supportive documents the petition will be canceled by USCIS.

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