first time h1b stamping in bahamas
Any inputs will help You can post now and register later. U.S. visa law is the same around the world and we give applicants without a long term, established connection to The Bahamas or Turks and Caicos Islands extra scrutiny. All posts are moderated, so it will take time for your post to appear! If you hold a passport from a country besides The Bahamas or Turks and Caicos Islands be sure to check the website of the U.S. Embassy in that country for visa information specific to your nationality. I haven't gone for Visa Stamp after transferring my visa to current employer. Please let me know which one it true or where can i find a definite answer. If previously under J-1 in U.S., any applicable waiver of the 2 year foreign residence rule. 3. The future employer (from US) is suggesting us to apply Visa from India inorder to avoid extra auditing. Information about visa types can be found, Complete the online visa application form, DS-160 or CEAC. Few things I have noticed on thread is if you have ties to Country you are applying like Work permit/study permit you should be ok. if you have masters degree- education / experience from US Canada consulate accepts fresh stampings. Arul/AV : Have either of you got it stamped recently? Hi, I was on F1 last year and got H1b approved in June16 before completing my masters and with my experience of 8yrs. She just said you can visit and its your choice like every other consulate in the world. Please share your experience. You should contact US Embassy in Rio and ask them about this. Shailee. I want to stamp my H1b visa in any country in Caribbean. (If previously under J-1 in US) any applicable waiver of 2 year residence rule. If so you would have got your new I94 with your H1B approval that is your I797 petition if not then you need to apply for Change of Status(CoS). Proof of dependents relationship to the primary applicant (must be original or certified copy. H1: Temporary Worker of Distinguished Merit and Ability, H4: We only accept Spouse/Child of H1 applicants, L1: Inter-Company Transferee(executive, manager). also is it advisable to go with family or alone for Re stamping of H1B? Keep your DS-160, i797, passport, photos, ready for inspection before security check. So does this qualify me in this case to go to Bahamas for Visa Stamping? The consulate general website mentions that H1B visa holder required documents and puts in a clause at the end : Consular officers in Canada may refuse to issue a visa toH-1B applicants if their education and /or work experience is solely or predominantly from a country other than the U.S. or Canada. My relatives are in Toronto and in Vancouver. Copy of I-129S (3 Copies) filed with DHS. I reopened my case(1year no response) to get approval as I-797A(COS), so I am planning to go Canada for stamping. The U.S. EmbassydoesNOTallow in-person passport pickup. so can i go to canada directly to get h1 stamping and collect the PR card (both at the same time). He did his masters from India and PhD from France. I am working on H1B in USA. 1. Mailing Address: Evidence of qualifications must be original or certified copy. Hi Prabu, I am in the same situation as you. My Visa Stamping got expired in Month of December with my Wife and Daughter as same. If you want your passport delivered to a Family Island you will need to purchase and bring a DHL, FedEx, or GWS courier label to the interview. We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique. Considering my background, would it be risky to apply for VISA stamp in Cannada instead of my home country? What precaution I need to take while traveling to Mexico for H4 to F1 stamping? For travel to the United States on a temporary basis, including tourism, temporary employment, study and exchange. Would I be eligible to apply for visa stamping in Canada, Mexico or Jamaica? I know few of my friends who went to Bahamas for Visa stamping last year. NEW H1 stamping CAN NOT be done. Once the petition is approved, you may schedule an H1B visa interview at a U.S. consulate or embassy. I came to the US on H4 in December and my company applied for change of status (L1B Individual) and it got approved in February. We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations. So hang in there and keep looking at the website for appointments. The approval notice says consulate location as my home country however I am living/working in a third country. Call center hours are from 9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. To request an expedited visa appointment, please register through the normal process and follow the prompts to indicate your need for expedited service. We recently moved to Canada as PRs. The officer at the counter said Your visa is approved and kept her passport. me almost in the same situation. Box N-8197 If you are unable to attend your appointment, you may reschedule your interview by calling the U.S Embassy in Nassau at 242-322-1181 or emailing IVnassau@state.gov. Letter from the organization describing the nature of the employment and length of intended stay in the U.S. Contract between religious organization and applicant. My question is : 1) Can i go for first time stamping to Canada? Are you full time on H1? Proof of dependents relationship to the primary applicant(must be original or certified copy-if english translation, must be a certified translation. so change of status stamping between those 2 visas is possible in mexico. P.O. A full list of U.S. Embassy websites can be found athttp://usembassy.state.gov. Can we get h1b renewal stamped in Brazil? First of all, it must be a square picture - with dimensions that are minimum 600 x 600 pixels and a maximum 1200 x 1200. Original or copy of Notice of Approval, Form I-797A or I-797B. To apply for a nonimmigrant visa, each applicant must present a color photo taken within the past 6 months. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Please suggest where to go? So I dont know what your case is. But i have payslips from Nov2016 to till date and have everything what and all are needed. No. 4. Followers 0. It does not matter. I attended stamping interview@KL,malaysia..VO issued yellow slip..wait for us to contact you..no interview required.. as going to India is time consuming and also very expensive Any set of documents I can take to make my case stronger? can you share your experience if you already attended the interview in third countrys consulate? I am not sure whether he meant short stay in Netherlands an issue or short duration with the current employer an issue. Each country is going to have its own rules regarding foreign visitors, and there are also different rules for cruise passengers than those who fly into a country. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged. Box N-8197 Copy of I-129S (3 Copies) filed with DHS. Would it be safe for me to have the stamping done in Cannada? You can keep working in US and do a Change of status without getting visa stamping done as long as you do not leave the country and try to re-enter. She was NOT handed any slips in visa interview. A legitimate need includes travel for urgent medical care, death or serious illness of a family member, or study in the United States. Can anyone let me know your recent experience with Bahamas H1B stamping - if you changed your employer and havevisa stamped in home country with previous employer? We got H1B Visa stamping (H4 for family) on 2019 with "employer A" with validity till 25-June-2022, but in 2021-May, we have transferred our H1B/H4 Visa's to "employer B" and got approved I-797's till read more When can you Apply for H1B Visa Stamping after Petition Approval? If the new visa stamp is issued in your passport, you can re-enter the USA using the new visa. The primary applicants documents listed above as well as,Proof of dependents relationship to main applicant, (must be original or certified copy if English translation, must be a certified translation). I am in the same boat, I changed my plans. * Additional documentation may be requested at any time during your visa application process. One went for F1 to H1B visa and other for L1 to H1B visa. The Bahamas email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (242) 327-1530/7 or 702-1500 Fax: (242) 327-1618 or 327-1620. I have done masters degree in USA so I was in US before on F1. But as there was no project at Employer-A and so he applied for revoke in 3rd week of Oct17 and got processed in Jan2017, i transfered to Employer B for which i recieved reciept no. Original or copy of notice of approval formI-797. If you have a tip concerning fraud that you wish to share with us, you may contact the Fraud Prevention Unit. Thanks and Appreciate your comments. Occasionally, applicants require additional, lengthy review, which may significantly delay travel to the United States by days, weeks or even months and would require the applicant to seek permission from the Government of The Bahamas to remain in the country while processing occurs. This is a very confusing question for everyone, can we go to Canada then for first time H1B visa stamping. Hi, my husband is on H1b full time, got a project in Canada, company applied for work permit, going to get his visa stamping interview in Canada soon, can anyone suggest specific documents he need to carry? Since mine will be COS and since I never had an H4 stamped, I may be considered as a fresh H4, is Bahama stamping an option for me? Thank you! The DS-160 is a U.S. Government form found, Schedule an interview and pay the application fee on the centralized scheduling. Your previous content has been restored. The Consular Section does not accept any phone calls related to visa matters. If i travel to India, I will need to go for stamping. Never went outside US for H1B stamping, recently i took a fulltime job with a large sized global company, thinking of going to India for stamping now, how shud i prepare? Current employment letter indicating the nature of work, duration, and salary. As per the embassy website doesnt look promising: https://bs.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/. Applications for minors require a parent or guardian with a valid visa and a birth certificate or adoption decree connecting the applicant to the parent or guardian. RedBus2US.com 2010 - 2023, All Rights Reserved. To be eligible for an H1B visa, workers must have at least a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in their field of work. My school officials have told me that getting a change of status while being in USA will take 8-9 months. We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website. I just went for Visa appointment (Feb 2018) for first time H1b in Ottawa. Additionally, nationals of some countries may be required to pay a supplemental application fee. NIE and additional documents requested in India now also seem to make the process less predictable. If you r in your first H1B you never left the USA. Can you go to First time H1B visa stamping in Canada ? I am still waiting for my approval , but I have seen my friends who got stamped successfully in Canada being the resident. I have a valid I-20 since I am continuing my study. I am yet to book slot for H1B interview. If you already have it approved and effective, then you should declare it. Please advise if I am eligible for Bahamas stamping or any other caribbean country. Third country nationals are applicants who do not hold Bahamian or Turks and Caicos Islander nationality. Due to waiting room size, the large volume of applicants, and the time required to screen consular clients, persons not meeting the criteria above will not be permitted to accompany an applicant. my spouse will be L2 along with my L1. Thank you very much for your time. and also while filling Ds160 , it is asking have i had any other country permanent residency other than birth country. Chandra8 Members 18 Posted July 9, 2014 H4 to F1 stamping in Mexico Hi, I am currently on H4 visa. Your advices are much needed. Again my employer filed a new petition with cap excemp quoto and attended my Visa interview at Mumbai. 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