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 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 ...
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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 ...
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Getting job in US on B1/B2 visa [duplicate]

I have a B1/B2 visa to US, can i stay in US as a citizen and for how long?Can i apply for jobs there in US on this visa? What are the chances to get a job there? Can i apply for an H1-B visa while my ...
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Travelling through UK - H1B (Visa stamp expired) but have a UK visitor's visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen. I am going to India on a vacation. I am planning to have my flight via London. I've a layover there at London for almost 5-6 hours. I have a visitor's visa for UK but not ...
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Going from USA to India via London with expired US visa but valid Canadian visa

I am an Indian national going from US to India for H1B stamping via London Heathrow using British Airways. My F1 visa stamp has expired and I understand that this would mean that I require a DATV. But ...
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Chances of receiving 2nd H1-B visa after quitting 1st H1-B job [closed]

In 2013 I applied for an H1-B work visa for the U.S. The visa was approved and I moved to the U.S. After four months of working there I quit my job, though, and returned to Europe. I am now, several ...
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Do I require a UK transit visa when travelling home from the US more than 6 months after last entering the US?

I am an Indian citizen, living in the US on a H1B. I am transiting through the UK. My bags will be checked through, I don't need to change airports, and all I need to do is change terminals in ...
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Travelling from US to India via Brussels with Jet Airways , do I need a transit visa? [duplicate]

Travelling from US to India via Brussels with Jet Airways , do I need a transit visa? I-94 Expired Visa Expired Valid H1-B pettion till 2017
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Do I need a Transit visa while travelling to India via Frankfurt on H1B extension

I am travelling to India via Frankfurt. My current visa status is on H1B extension with approved I797. I checked the German consulate site on the transit visa requirements and it says transit visa is ...
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Can you travel to the US 6 days before your H1B visa expires? [duplicate]

I'm currently working in US, with VISA valid uptil end of Sept. I've applied for extension, and the petition is under review atm. There is a requirement that may need me to go out of US and come back ...
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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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Do I need a transit visa in Frankfurt, Germany on the way to India? [duplicate]

I am travelling from US to India, with an Indian passport but expired F1 visa and going there to get my H1B visa stamping. I have a stop at Frankfurt, Germany for 4 hours while flying to India. Do I ...
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Is there a limit to how early one can apply for a Visa in the United States?

As per USTravelDocs.com you cannot apply for the F-1 Visa 120 days before the expected starting date on the I-20. Is there some similar condition for the H1B Visa or the B1/B2 Visa as well?
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Do I need Transit Visa for Zurich (Expired stamped H1b, Valid I-797) travelling to India for stamping [duplicate]

I am an Indian Citizen currently working in USA on H1b visa. I will be travelling from Boston to New Delhi (India) via Zurich. Please help me out with information if I will need a transit visa to go ...
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US employer suggests two 90 day contract periods instead of work visa. Is this okay? [closed]

I'm a Canadian going to work in the US for 5 months starting in May. My employer said that due to the fact I'm being hired a little late in the game, and the H1B work VISA takes several months to ...
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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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Amex travel insurance for H1b visa holder

I have been living in America for couple of years and I hold H1b work visa. Technically speaking H1b holders are not permanent residents, which seems to be required in Amex travel insurance fineprint. ...
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H1B enter US through Guam

I am a Indian Passport holder with a valid H1B Visa. I am travelling from SFO to HKG via HNL and Guam. For my return travel to SFO, I am transiting again via Guam (and HNL). I want to double check ...
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New H1B arrival, what do I need for the port of entry?

I just got my newly-approved H1B visa stamped into my (UK) passport and am flying to America in a week. Besides my stamped passport, and my I-797B (Notice of Action) document, is there any other ...
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Can I enter the USA as a visitor, while I wait for an H1-B visa?

I'm a UK citizen, and am going through the process of obtaining an H1-B visa for the USA. There's a fair backlog at the moment so I have some free time on my hands and I'd like to visit the USA (to ...