I am currently on H1 B with an academic institution A (in City X). My visa expires in June 2013 though my job contract ends in June, 2012.
I have received a new academic job offer from Institution B (in City Y) with a start up date of August, 2012. This makes me unemployed for a month in July. However, I have plans to visit India in June, so the academic institution B has got me a new I797 and I will be applying for a fresh visa with this new I797.
I am also relocating to City Y in this month end before leaving for India so that I can come back directly to City Y to begin my new job with the institution B.
I am currently in the process of filling up my DS-160 with a plan of visa interview in the second week of June. I have few queries, I would really appreciate if anybody can address them.
1. Is it fine give City Y as my home address as by the date of my interview my new address will be City Y? I am slightly concerned by this as I am still employed by Institution A (in City X) in this June and further in my present employer name and address, I am filling up Institution A and City X as I am still employed.
2. Also in July I dont have a job and the new job starts only in August. Will there be a problem if I give a US address as home address though by the interview date I am still employed by an US institution with a valid visa and I797. In that case, while making an appointment, I have to opt for the option " An Indian Citizen resident in the US"??
3. Temporary visa information, just to verify, I have to give me new I797 receipt number and my new employer's name?
4. My wife is currently in H4. In her case, in the DS 160, there is a question "Principal Applicants Petition Number". Should I give my new petition number there?
I would really appreciate your responses.