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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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Visiting family in the US twice in a ~6-month window using the VWP after previous work stay on H1-B?

I am writing to ask about a personal circumstance that entails a complex situation, and I would appreciate if any of you could give me some advice. I am a European citizen who has been living in the ...
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I-94 was extended. Should I extend H4 status as well? [closed]

I have an H1B petition valid till 2020 shown on form I-797B and same goes for my I-94 and my passport. My spouse is under H4 status as a dependent. Her old passport had expiry date in November 2018, ...
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Can I travel to the US and search for a job with an H1-B visa? [closed]

I have a valid and stamped h1b visa.Currently not in usa as it was consular notification. Now my sponsored company does not have any onsite opportunity for me. So is it possible for me to travel to ...
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Will an H1B visa refusal under section 212 (a)(6)(E) cause problems for a Canada visa application?

My US H1B visa application was rejected under section 212 (a)(6)(E), even though I am validly married in my country. Now I am applying for a visa to Canada. Will this create any problems for me? I ...
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Can I travel to New Zealand with an expired H4 visa?

I am planning to go to New Zealand with my husband. I have an H4 (dependent visa) which is up for renewal. I am planning to go to New Zealand, spend 10 days and go to India, renew my visa and come ...
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When is visa validity checked when entering US on a multistop flight?

The H1B visa is valid starting from the 21st of September. If I take a multistop flight from New Zealand that passes through Honolulu and LAX on its way to Seattle, will my visa validity be checked at ...
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Requesting entry to the US in a particular visa class when I have more than 1 valid visa

Assuming I currently hold 2 visas for the USA. A 10-year validity B-1/B-2, issued a number of years ago but still valid, last used about 6 years ago An H-1B visa valid for a couple of months ...
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Indian citizen with valid H1-B visa until 11/2020. Do I need to apply for Schengen visa?

I am opening up this thread to know from fellow travelers who are planning to visit tje EU (Spain in particular) from the US. I plan to travel somewhere in December 2018 around Christmas time, go to ...
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Can I drive to Canada and re-enter USA under VWP? [duplicate]

I'm currently residing in the USA with a non-expired H-1B visa, but I stopped working 24 days ago, so I have 36 days left in my grace period. In about 36 days, can I drive to Canada and re-enter the ...
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How do we reapply for my parents' US visitor visa?

I have been on H1B status since 2011 with approved petition until 2020. My green card is under process (I-140 approved). Stamping was done last year in India. I am currently in California. My parents'...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa in the USA as an Indian citizen with an H1-B extension in process? [duplicate]

My H1-B visa is expiring May 31st, 2018 and my H1-B extension is still in process. At this point, can I still apply for a Schengen visa in the USA (France Consulate - SFO)? Will I be required to ...
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Does 6-month-old 214(b) rejection have any impact on upcoming H-1B consulate interview? [closed]

I have faced US B-1 visa rejection in November 2017 under section 214(b). I was nervous, shaking. I was able to answer but fumbling a lot. Now, two days ago (May 14th, 2018) I found that I got my ...
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Can I enter US as visitor on valid H1B for vacation? [closed]

I have an H1B visa valid for 2 years. I am currently staying and working for the same company that sponsored my visa. I want to visit the US for a 2-week vacation. Can I enter the USA on my H1B visa ...
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Schengen visa application at French consulate in India. Currently residing in the USA on H1B

I am an Indian passport holder currently working in the USA on an H1B visa. I am planning a business trip to France in May, for which I will be travelling from the USA. I will be in India in the last ...
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Travelling with US H1B visa on old cancelled indian passport [duplicate]

I renewed my Indian passport before its expiry. My old passport is marked cancelled. I have a valid H1b visa till Jan 2019 on my old cancelled passport, do I need a new H1B stamp on new passport or ...
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Father's name mismatch in educational certificates and passport [duplicate]

Father's name in my educational certificates is Sasanka Shekhar Das whereas father's name in my passport is Shashanka Shekhar Das. Will I face any issue while appling H1B visa ?
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Which visa for a remote freelancer with a US client traveling to the United States?

I'm a freelancer currently working remotely for a US client. They'd like me to stay with them for a short amount of time (1-2 weeks). Purpose of this trip is to attend meetings and work there for the ...
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How long can I stay in the US on H-1B without having an SSN?

I am an Indian citizen and I currently hold a valid H-1B visa. This is the first time I am visiting USA on H-1B. The sole purpose of this visit is to spend some time with my friends only (I will be ...
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Can you apply for a Schengen visa from the US if your H1-B is expired? [duplicate]

I have extended I-797 for my H1-B (but not stamped yet, stamped visa is expired). Can I apply for a Schengen visa in the USA? Or, do I have to get the US visa stamped and, only then, I can apply for a ...
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How long should I wait to take my parents on B2 visa to USA? [closed]

My H1 visa was processed and soon I will be flying to the USA. I want to take my mom and dad as well but the USA has no such policy for H1 visa holders. All I know is, they can come to visit me on a ...
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The departure location in my travel history says “unavailable”. Will this cause an issue when I head back?

I recently flew out of US to get my H1B visa stamped and the departure location in my I-94 history says "unavailable". However the date associated with this departure record is correct and reflects ...
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Will there be any issue with re-entry to US with H1B visa set to expire in 4 months? [duplicate]

I am planning to take a 1 week trip outside the US in April 2018. My H1B visa expires first week of September 2018. I just want to know if there will be any issue at port of entry in the US with 4 ...
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Frankfurt (Luftansa) transit visa requirements - USA to India [duplicate]

I am traveling from US (SFO airport) to India with Lufthansa airlines, with an Indian passport and an expired H1B visa and I will get H1B visa re-stamping. I have a stop in Frankfurt, Germany for 3 ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa if my US residency expires in less than 90 days after my return?

I am planning a winter vacation in Iceland around the dates of Dec 21st, 2017 to Jan 1st, 2018. I am currently on H1B visa in the USA, and my visa expires on Feb 7, 2018. My employer has applied for ...
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Passport taken for additional processing at Panama PTY immigration [closed]

I'm an Indian citizen on a US H1B visa. I was traveling with an American citizen friend from LIM (Lima) on my way back to San Francisco, with a day-long layover in Panama City (PTY) Immigration at ...
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Document stamping

I would never asked this question had it not been for this forum that I discovered just by chance although I have been on SO and SE for years! It is a kind of a dated question - back to the 9/11 days. ...
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Getting Australian visa while in US with valid H-1B status, Advance Parole card (I-512), but expired H-1B visa stamp [closed]

I'm currently living in US with H-1B status. The status is valid for another year. My H-1B visa expires in couple of days. I have applied for a Green Card (I-585) and got EAD + Advance Parole card (...
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Can a J-2 visa be promoted to H1-B? [closed]

My wife has got admission in a PhD program in USA. So she's going to get J1 and I can get a J2 visa as her dependent. All J series visas have home residency requirements so I have to return when her ...
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Indian Passport. Missing entry stamp into USA

I recently traveled from India to USA. I am on H1B. I entered USA on 29th December 2016. As my Visa extension is due in August 2017, I was gathering documents for Visa Extension. It was required to ...
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Question about H1B Visa stamping in Italy [closed]

I live in US and work here on H1B visa. I am planning to go to Italy for one-week vacation. My passport does not have the latest H1B visa stamped, so I would like to get the visa stamped at one of ...
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Can I visit the USA as a VWP tourist immediately prior to entry on non-tourist visa?

Here's my situation: I'm a UK citizen. I have an H-1B visa to work in the US as of 1 August. I also have a valid ESTA. I would like to go to the US in July for a holiday, immediately prior to ...
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Applying for H1B.. Can also apply for Schengen Business Visa for Germany when H1B is on processing?

I have been nominated for H1B CAP Lottery this year. This is on initial stages and within 3-4 days the same will be sent to USCIS for processing for the Lottery. Also, I need to travel to Germany for ...
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Effect on F1 renewal after arrested, but charge dismissed [closed]

A few weeks ago I got arrested and got a ticket for solicitation of prostitution (under California PC 647(b)). Since I had no previous criminal history, I got referred to the Neighborhood court and ...
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Traveling from USA to India via Australia (unstamped H-1B)

I'm an Indian passport holder, currently in the US on the H-1B. My first H-1B expired, and I've renewed/extended it already. I have all the documents I need from the USCIS and I'm going to be headed ...
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Schengen Visa Application from US for indian workers on H1B

I am an Indian, working in the US on H1B visa. I want to apply for a Schengen visa for Italy after my marriage in India. I'll travel from US to India for marriage, will then fly from India to Italy ...
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How should a Philippines national with a foreign marriage certificate complete an H-1B visa application? [closed]

Requirements say to (1) submit a marriage certificate if applicable; and (2) a proof of termination of a previous prior marriage if applicable. Both of these apply to my situation. My girlfriend ...
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How to answer DS 160 question about not being granted a visa 6 years ago.

I have an I-797 valid until next year, but my H1B visa will be expiring next month. I am travelling to India and completing a DS-160 for this. Six years ago, my B1 visa application was refused. The ...
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Turkey tourist e-visa with expired H-1B but valid i-797A

I am an Indian national living in the US. My H-1B (1st term) expired in August 2016. I have an I-797A (H-1B visa extension document) valid until July 2019. I went to the Turkish Consulate in Boston to ...
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Which visa to apply for visiting USA when working with/providing a service to a USA company?

I am a self employed individual (Indian Citizen) working with a company based in the USA and I plan to travel there for tourism purposes and also to visit the company (to meet the team). I also have ...
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Is an H-1B visa holder a resident or visitor to the U.S.? [closed]

When entering the U.S. you are required to fill out a customs declaration. It requires you to select if you are a resident or visitor. Is an H-1B visa holder that is intending to stay in the U.S. ...
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Do I need a visa for Zurich, if my connecting flight stops for 24 hours in Zurich? [duplicate]

Do I need visa for Switzerland, if my connecting flight stops at Zurich for 22hrs and I want to visit Zurich during those 22 hrs? I have US H1-B visa. I'll be travelling from Minneapolis to Mumbai (...
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Travel on expired I-94. Is return on automatic revalidation possible? [closed]

There are many cases where an extension to an H1B is filed and the I-94 has expired. Can a person travel to Canada and Mexico and come back using "Automatic Revalidation"?
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Which countries can I visit on an expired US visa but valid status in USA?

Which countries can I visit if my H-1B has expired but I am still on valid status in the USA by way of extensions to the expired H-1B? I have heard that visiting Puerto Rico and Mexico isn't a ...
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Visit Toronto while on H1B

I am currently on H1B and am planning to visit Toronto, Canada. The visa on my passport is expired by I have extended my I94. So my question is that if I go to Canada for a 5 night vacation, can I re-...
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While there be any issue applying for a new passport before stamping?

I applied for an H1B visa and it's been approved. I'm waiting for an appointment. But my passport will expire in 12-13 months. If I apply for a new passport now, and appear for visa stamping with the ...
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Can I get my first-time H-1B visa stamped in the US consulate in London?

My H-1B visa was approved this year but not stamped in my Indian passport. This is my first H-1B, not a renewal. I have to travel to London on a business trip. Can I get my H-1B visa stamped in US's ...
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Schengen visa application rejected because my US visa stamp expires in December. What are my options?

I went to the Italian consulate in Washington, DC today and they would not accept my visa application because they said my US visa stamp cannot expire less than 3 months after the end of my trip to ...
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Canadian visiting family in US while applying for jobs in order to get an interview [duplicate]

I am a Canadian citizen who is going to be visiting extended family in the US. However, on the side, I might also be applying for jobs so that I can at least get an interview. I am highly aware that ...
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Do I need a UK Transit Visa when my H-1B will expire the day after my travel? [duplicate]

I'm planning to travel to India departing USA on 23rd December 2015. My H-1B visa will expire on 25th December 2015. Can I travel on 24th December 2015 from London Heathrow to India Hyderabad? My ...
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I work in the US on an H1-B visa and will apply for a Schengen visa soon. Will my Schengen visa be affected if I switch to a US student visa later on?

I currently work in the US on an H1-B visa. I intend to go to graduate school in the US in September. To do that I will fly back to my home country and apply for an F1 visa. On the way back to the US ...