The Department of State’s US Embassy in India recently posted a tweet (Link: https://twitter.com/USAndIndia/status/1182162345121861632) stating that “an applicant can now apply for the US Work Visa up to 90 days before the employment start date noted on your I-797”.
However, based on the recent trend of H-1B visa denials/delays by the US Embassy in India, we recommend one not to travel to India unless it is extremely urgent. An Indian couple who have been working in the US on H1B visa have been left stranded in India for the last eight weeks along with their children because the US Embassy has delayed the stamping of their H-1B visas until the administrative processing is completed (Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/an-american-family-stranded-in-india-by-our-dysfunctional-immigration-system/2019/10/03/1a07c1e0-e5e3-11e9-a6e8-8759c5c7f608_story.html ).
This is not an isolated event, as a lot of H1-B workers are facing similar situations at the time of visa stamping.
Previous Article on Travel Advisory and Visa Stamping:
- http://www.ahluwalialaw.com/travel-advisory-visa-stamping-concerns/ (Date of Publication: July 26, 2017).
This Article aims to provide you recent travel advisory updates, and under no circumstances acts as a piece of legal advice; therefore, for any further case-specific question, please contact your appointed Attorney or the Ahluwalia Law Offices, P.C. for case-specific legal advice.