Questions tagged [h1b-visas]

H-1B, a non-immigrant visa in the United State, allows U.S. employers temporarily to employ foreign nationals in specialty occupations. Questions about this visa are quite likely to be Closed as outside our scope though they may belong on Expatriates: http://expatriates.stackexchange.com/tour.

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How to retrieve US visa appointment payment receipt

I was waiting for scheduling H1B in person interview for myself and dependents (wife and child) so I paid for 3 of us in cgi portal and got the payment receipt number auto populated. Since I was ...
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DS 160 form - list all countries/region visited in last 5 years

Currently I am in US on H1B. I had traveled to USA via China transit(didn't leave airport). I am filling DS 160 form to go for stamping in India and it has a question "List all countries visited ...
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Retrieve the DS-160 application ID?

Good Morning, I filled the DS-160 (not submitted) and I saved my application id in a system but my system / OS is crashed. What is the way to retrieve the DS-160 application id. I followed the steps ...
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H-4 extension granted after moving out of US - can I reenter to visit? [closed]

I used to reside in the USA under a H-4 (spouse) visa, but recently accepted a job abroad and moved out of the country. Just before that, my spouse and I both applied for visa extensions, as our visas ...
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UK Visa after H-1B Petition Denied

My employer had applied for a H-1B visa back in FY2020. The Form I-129, Petition for Non-Immigrant worker visa was denied by the USCIS. So my application was refused at the USCIS, and not after an ...
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New US visa approved while on travel [closed]

I currently have a H1-B visa which is due to expire in March 2022. My H1-B extension was submitted in June and is currently under review. I am in the US and will be travelling to the UK (sep 17) for a ...
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Does UK red-list rules apply to airside layovers (to US)?

I am planning a same-day layover at LHR (airside) from a red-list country to USA as destination (on h1b visa). Would that be allowed with current/upcoming rules? I have checked all rules at gov.uk but ...
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Travel to India after H1B expiration

I am relocating back to India from USA. My H1B expired on 5th April, 2021 and with recapture days my last working day in US was 11th April. I am planning to travel on 17th April. Will there be any ...
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Can I re-enter the US with 1 month validity [closed]

I have a new passport and the H1b visa stamp in my old passport expires on Aug 21. I have a valid I-797 till Dec 22. Can I travel outside the US and return in July without getting a new visa stamp or ...
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Travel within India after International travel?

I am travelling to Hyderabad, India from USA. This is part of my vacation and Visa stamping. I have my biometric finger prints and visa interview both at Chennai US consulate with 6 days gap in ...
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Chinese Citizen Apply for French Visa (Passport Talent) in USA with H1B Extension Pending Approval [closed]

My H-1B visa expired on Aug 28, 2020, and my employer in the US applied for an extension for my H-1B on Aug 13, 2020. Per the 240 days rule, I can legally stay in the US and continue to work while my ...
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Leaving the US on an H1B, after the latest 2020 suspension. Anything major I should worry about? [closed]

I'm currently on my first 3 years of H1B in the US, with the expiration date of Oct 31st in 2020. A month or so ago, my company applied for my H1B extension for another 3 years. Due to family reasons, ...
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Indian passport renewal and I-94 extension for H1B visa holder in COVID-19 special situation

I am an Indian citizen, residing in California, USA on an H1B Visa. My passport is expiring in mid-June, 2020, along with my I-94. My visa is valid until December, 2021. I have my 2 year old son on H4 ...
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applying for visa stamping in a third country [closed]

I am an Indian national working in USA on a H1B visa. I need to visit Belgium for business purpose but since this will be my first time getting out of the country after getting the H1B approved, I ...
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Can I travel outside US if my visa expires in 6 months?

My current H1B Visa is stamped till Aug 2020. And if I travel outside the US in the coming months, will it be a problem? I have a trip planned in March 2020 to Europe for a week. Any suggestions ...
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Transit visa at LHR for Indian citizen with USA visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian Citizen, with a valid H1B visa and I am traveling to Europe for my vacation. I will be getting a Schengen Visa from the consulate of my destination. I wanted to ask if I have a stop at ...
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Automatic Visa Re validation (US)

So i am currently on H1B visa. Planning to move to Canada soon, i would like to complete my obligation to finish the soft landing for the Canadian PR application.I want to transition to US to Canada ...
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CDG as a layover airport for Schengen travel on H1B

I am an Indian citizen living in the United States on a H1B visa. I wanted to travel to Warsaw for a vacation, for which I am applying for the Schengen Visa from the Polish Consulate. The tickets I ...
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Can I apply for Canada Visit Visa in US when my H-1B is expired but have valid I-797?

Can I apply for Canada Visit Visa in US when my H-1B is expired but have valid I-797? I intend to visit Canada to apply for H-1B visa.
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Transit Visa for Canada to travel to Germany from USA through Air Canada

I hold an Indian passport and have a US H1B visa. I have a layover of 4 hrs in Toronto while travelling to Frankfurt. I want to know if I will require Transit visa and if so how much time it will take ...
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San Francisco To Hyderabad via Hong Kong with 15 hours layover, Do I need to to submit a Pre-arrival Registration for hotel stay in HKG transit area?

I am a H1b visa holder working in USA traveling to India via Hong Kong where there is a 15h layover. I have seen that there is a Pre-arrival Registration Indians must go through if they are going to ...
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Traveling to US territories with valid H1B status but no visa/stamp in passport

After a few years on F-1 status (first, as a PhD student, then on my OPT and STEM OPT), I finally acquired an H1B status through my job a few days ago via change of status (without leaving the country)...
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UK Tourism Visa from USA, with US visa expiring in 2 months

I want to apply for a 6-month tourist visa to the UK. I live in the US on the H1-B visa. My H1-B visa expires in January 2020. I will renew my H-1B in January, but need to get the UK visa before ...
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Canada Travel. Is it possible for me to apply for Canada Visa with an expired H1B Visa and a denied H1B Extension? [closed]

I am an Indian citizen with an expired USA H1B Visa (Aug 1, 2019). My extension for H1B in the USA was denied. I received the denial status today. (September 26, 2019). I can probably get a new job in ...
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How early can you enter USA after H1B visa extension [closed]

My H1-B visa is already expired , however I have a valid I797A until Feb 2020 and have also applied for my extension. I would like to travel to my home country in December and understand that would ...
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Am I eligible for the Taiwan Travel Authorization Certificate with a H1B US Visa?

I am an Indian citizen, currently working in the US on the H1B visa. I was under the impression that Indians with a valid US visa can simply apply for a Travel Authorization Certificate online. ...
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Can I get temporary health insurance while moving to the US?

Soon, I will be moving from the Netherlands to the US on an H1B visa. My new employer in the US provides health insurance as soon as my contract starts. However, I will arrive one week before the ...
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Travelling to Europe with expired h1b stamp

I am working in US on H1b visa. My visa stamp & I94 expired last year but I received my I797, which allows me to work legally in US. I only need the h1b stamping for reentry after leaving the ...
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H1 visa holder - 2 return flights instead of multicity flight

I am planning to travel to India from the US via London. I am an H1 holder with a valid visa stamp. Now instead of booking a Multicity ticket SFO->LON->BOM->SFO, I am planning to book 2 return ...
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Enter UK with an expired H1B Visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen residing in the USA. I have an expired H1B visa with an approved I-797 until 2021. I am planning to travel from USA to India with a stopover in London (intend to get my H1B ...
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Can I travel back to USA from Schengen area within 90 days of my H1B visa expiry?

I got Schengen visa valid from Sep 7 - Oct 17. My H1B Visa expires on Dec 31st. In order to meet the rule that my departure date from Schengen area should be beyond 90 days of my H1B visa expiry, I ...
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Schengen Visa without H1 stamping

I am on H1B status in the US. I have a valid I-797 form but not the H1 Stamp. I am planning to go to India next month to get my stamping. But as I wanted to travel Europe before going to India, I ...
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Cover letter to explain missing requirement for Schengen visa?

I plan to apply for a (Greece) Schengen visa in USA. I am on the H1b visa. Schengen visas lodged in the US seem to require that my US visa is valid for 3 months after the date of departure for ...
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Complicated Schengen visa situation involving multiple trips and H1b visa!

I am in the US on the H1B visa. I am planning a leisure trip to Greece in September. After this trip, I come back to the US. Later in October, I have a business trip (conferences) to Germany and Czech ...
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Canada eTA eligibility requirements?

I have applied for eTA and my case was approved. I'm on H4 and my H4 visa is active or valid until Sep 2020. If I have to travel to Canada on eTA, can I enter the country with my H4 document or do ...
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Different location for H1B visa than DS160 [closed]

While filling out DS160, I selected the location as India-Chennai and paid the visa fee. Now, I booked an appointment with Chennai consulate. I'm trying to change the availability to an immediate date....
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CBP RECEIPT - H1 Visa interview

I had my visa interview today. The visa interviewer asked me for CBP receipt which I received in 2012. I carried some food items and got 300$ ticket at US port of entry. How do I get that receipt now. ...
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Transit visa for Frankfurt for Indian national on h1b I797A [duplicate]

My change of status from F1 to H1b was recently approved and I have I797A with me. My F1 visa stamped in my passport is still valid and I am going to home country(India) to get the H1b stamping done. ...
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DS-160- Countries visited after filing DS160 [closed]

I have filed the DS 160 and booked an appointment for H1B visa stamping. I am currently in the US. My status is transferred to H1B from F1 and I'll be going to India for stamping. While filing DS160, ...
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H1B worker in United states, what documents are required "Evidence of family members remaining in your home country whilst you travel." uk visa

I am Indian citizen, living in USA on H1B work visa. My whole family is in India, I am living alone in United States. I am applying for UK standard visitor visa short stay. What documents should I ...
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Schengen visa in US without H1B stamp

I was on F1(OPT) visa in USA. My H1B got approved couple of months back and I will be going to India for stamping H1B visa. I am planning to stop in Switzerland for a week for vacation while going to ...
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Which airports can I transit through when traveling from PHX(Phoenix) to BOM(Mumbai) with a unstamped H1B visa? [closed]

I am a Indian with a valid H1B visa which is not stamped. I would be traveling from PHX to BOM during the summer vacations (may-july 2019). Which are the airports I cannot transit through during my ...
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Re-enter USA, forgot I797

I’m on the H1b visa. Currently traveling internationally but heading back to the USA in the next couple of days. I’ve forgotten my form I797 but have access to a photocopy, and of course I have my ...
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Can a H1B visa with a criminal record dismsissed case travel to the UK?

I have a criminal record dismissed case, wants to go to London and I'm trying to determine if that is actually a possibility. The did had dismissed case with deferred prosecution with probation of 9 ...
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How to obtain waiver [closed]

How to obtain a waiver for overstay in USA for more than 6 months after H1 visa expiry. Right now we are out of the USA but want to visit as our daughter wants to visit her nation. We left in August ...
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Which address to mention in Previous Employer details for DS-160

I was working for company which is in Chennai and I am working from Pune from my Home. I am applying for a US H1B visa, and I am confused about how to fill in the previous employer details such as ...
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UAE visa "place of issue" concerns

I will be travelling to Dubai from USA in a few days. I am an Indian citizen but I work in USA on the work visa. I recently got my UAE visa done online using an Indian travel agency. The place of ...
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US visa approved, but passport is stuck at the US consulate?

I appeared for an H1B visa interview at the Mumbai Consulate and was granted a visa. However it’s been over a week and my passport is not available for pickup. I have tried to contact the consulate ...
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OK to board plane? Indian H1B holder travelling to Dubai on Virgin Atlantic

I plan to fly USA to Dubai on Virgin Atlantic (via London Heathrow). I will be staying in Dubai for 6 days. I hold an H1B visa. Since Indians with US visas can get visa on arrival in Dubai, I have ...
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Traveling from US (and back) on H1-B visa with new I-797 approval notice (not stamped on passport)

I am planning to travel to Mexico from US in January, 2019. I have an unexpired H1-B visa stamped on my passport from my previous employer. I have the new I-797 from my current employer. But it’s not ...