My passport will expire by mid February 2019. I will be visiting India this November and will have a visa interview for H-1 stamping. Is it okay to take a passport that will be expiring in 3 months to the interview? I can renew my passport after the interview.

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    For some tourist visas, they ask that you bring a passport valid for your proposed stay and a few months over. Unsure if they actually enforce it, and if it's the same for H-1, but just a heads up
    – Guido
    Aug 7, 2018 at 5:48

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Renew your passport before the interview, unless your country has specific agreement with the USA.

Required Documentation per Department of State website.

Gather and prepare the following required documents before your visa interview:

Passport valid for travel to the United States – Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the United States (unless exempt by country-specific agreements).

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