Is H1B visa stamping open in India?

The H1B, L1, H4 and Other visas Travel ban expired on March 31st, 2021. It means that now H1B, L1, H4 and other visa holders can get stamping done both in-person and dropbox without any restrictions.

Is I 129 required for H1B stamping?

H1B Visa Documents – Documents Required for H1B Visa Application. Once you receive the H1 approval petition original documents( I-797 and from I-129) from your H1 sponsoring employer you are ready for your H1 visa stamp.

Can I freelance in India on H1B?

Can I freelance or work as an independent contractor while I am on an H1B? No. Freelancing is considered “unauthorized work.” As an H1B visa holder, you are authorized to work only for the company on your Form I-129.

Who is eligible for Dropbox H1B stamping?

Adults over 80 years of age are eligible for drop box, if their recent visa application was not refused.

Is H1B stamping open in Canada?

There is an option to have your first H1B visa stamped in Canada. However, they do reserve the right to refuse to stamp visas in the Canadian consulate. If your education has been predominantly done in your home country, or any country apart from the U.S. or Canada, the may not stamp your visa.

Is H1B stamping mandatory?

If you are already in possession of an F1, L1, H4, or any other temporary visa and you have been successful with an application for an H1B visa (including the H1B visa stamping), you will need to have your visa stamped if you wish to leave and re-enter the country at any time while your visa is valid.

Is client letter mandatory for H1B?

USCIS will stop giving short H1B approvals based on Client letter/SOW. Full 3-year approval for H1B extension, transfer, or amendment irrespective of the client letter duration. No need to submit a client letter as a mandatory pre-requisite document.

Can I work 2 jobs on H1B?

If you file a second H1B application and your second employer pays for the filing fees, and goes through all of the paperwork to get that second H1B Visa, then you can indeed work for 2 separate employers. Each H1B application is approved.

Can H1B do side jobs?

Can I freelance on an H1B for a US Company outside of my primary employer? Generally, no. You can’t do any productive work for anyone other than the employer that petitioned for your visa. You must conduct only the duties outlined on your form(s) I-129.

Who are eligible for Dropbox in India?

Here is what could make you eligible to submit your documents to DropBox:

  • You got the visa after January 1, 2008.
  • The visa is renewed in the same visa category.
  • You got your most recent visa in your home country or the same country as the renewal.
  • Your visa is still valid or it has expired only in the past 12 months.

How is the H1B visa stamping process in India?

The Following details outline the H1B visa stamping process if applying from India. This stamping process assumes that you already have a H1B petition approved and are ready for a visa interview and visa stamping. For general information on H1B visa or H1 visa petition, please look the H1B visa section.

Where do I go to re stamp my H1B visa?

If you hold work visa like H or L, you may need to get the re-stamping done for the extension of your expired visa. Re stamping can be done at any US consulate outside of USA. While some neighboring countries allow you to do re-stamping for foreign nationals. It is recommended to get the re-stamping done in your home country.

Are there any US visa stamping appointments in India?

All US Visa appointments in India cancelled at US Embassy in Delhi and all consulates in India until further notice. See below screenshot of news. There is no estimated date when they will resume the Visa stamping appointments in India. Consulates are only providing emergency appointment services for US Citizens.

Which is the latest update on US visa stamping?

US Embassy Updates – US Visa Stamping – May 24-2021 May 17th, 2021 : Below are the latest updates in the last two weeks US Consulates are issuing 221 (g) form for Visa applicants who attended visa interviews around the proclamation time frame.