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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Change US Visa interview location after submitting DS-160 and visa interview scheduled [duplicate]

While filling out DS160, I selected the location as India-Chennai and paid the visa fee. Now, I booked an appointment with Chennai consulate with the first available date. But from last one week, 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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Can I travel to Canada? | Received RFE for H1-B transfer petition

I have my current H1-B visa valid upto July-2021 on my passport. However I recently moved to a different team within the same company and hence had to file a H1-B COE petition. But we received an RFE (...
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Travelling from US to India through Frankfurt on H1B visa with approved extension

I am planning to travel from US to India, for which there is a Lufthansa flight that goes through Frankfurt. There I will be switching from one Lufthansa flight (Lufthansa 9053) to another (Lufthansa ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Legal status in the US on an H-1B visa if flights are delayed by a day?

If I am on a work permit (H-1B) in the USA (meaning I need to leave the country on the day my employment terminates, otherwise I go out of status) and scheduled to leave the country on the last day of ...
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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 ...