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  • Visa approved; Extension Denied; "Consular processing" - Chennai Dropbox (Dec 2)

    Hi all,
    On Nov 20, I got my H1-B visa approved till Feb 26, 2020 (six years cap ends). But my extension was denied and was asked to leave US immediately for "consular processing".
    I also got my i140 approved, but I got it approved only after filing the last extension.

    In Chennai, I submitted my documents and passport at DROPBOX. The person told me that it will take 3 weeks. But i heard normally dropbox takes less than a week. is it due to holidays ? or he is just saying the maximum time ???


    I filed my last extension after my i797 expiry (2 weeks after the expiry), but 1 day before my i94 expiry. But still they gave consular processing. So will i get direct approval in dropbox OR i will get 221 and will be asked to come for stamping ???

    I also have my i140 approved. So below are my questions ?

    >>> What if my current stamping is delayed for months (i have approval only till feb 2020) ? Can i travel back even if they return my passport in jan end or feb early ????? OR i should get another extension in india and then go for stamping again ???

    >>> So, is it better to start my extension filing now itself in premium processing, with my i140 attached ???

    >>> Anyone did chennai dropbox recently ? PLEASE share your experience.
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