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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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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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Got the visa but passport is still stuck at the US Embassy

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 ...
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Can I travel to US for a week business trip with a Valid H1B visa. I didn't travel to US anytime till now [closed]

I have a valid Visa which is stamped but didn't go to US till now with it. My question is can I travel to US for just a week with this? My intention is just to enter US and come back before it expires ...
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UK DATV transit visa form queries

Can anyone please help me in answering some questions for the UK DATV form? For reference, I am an Indian national who would be travelling from US to India and back via UK Heathrow airport. My ...
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DO I need to have Airport transit visa if my US F1 visa is expired and I have H1b approval notice? [duplicate]

My F1 visa expired in June 2018. My OPT is valid till Jan 30, 2019. I got my H1b approved this year, so officially from Oct 1st, 2018 I am on H1 now and I have H1b approval notice. I am travelling ...
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Schengen visa (France) denied - I797 valid but H1 visa stamp expired

The VFS for France Schengen Visa refused to accept my documents as my H1 visa stamp expired last month. However, my I797 is still valid till 2021. After a lot of persuasion, all I got is that we ...
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Traveling on H4 visa in pregnancy

I've got H1b visa and I will be traveling to USA in October, my wife (H4 visa) will travel in December (if I get clarity on the assignment length). My wife is 3 months pregnant & by December she ...
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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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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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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 ...