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221(g) and H1B expired/ expiring

My H1B approved but i94 was not attached so I had to come to India in Feb for visa stamping.

At the consulate, I received a 221g yellow slip and asked to submit a client vacancy letter, PO, contracts, etc.
Feb 10th - Interview
Feb 19th - Employer emailed documents to Mumbai consulate - EVC model
April 8th - H1B expired

H1B extension in general processing and awaiting a response.

1. Is it okay for the employer to submit / email documents to the consulate instead of me?

2. My H1B petition which is on 221g expired on April 8. Please reach out to me if you have gone through the same situation i.e. H1B expired when in 221g and extension in the process. What will happen in this case? my email is [email protected]

It is tough as I am maintaining my home and other things in the US, don't know when I will be able to return back there and do not have the option to work remote. Please advise.
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H4 to H1 transfer

I am working on H1B, but due to company condition, I was laid-off. I am trying to move to H1 based on my spouse's H1B. Now after moving to H4, if I find a job, can I recapture my H1B visa? I have valid I-140 and valid I-797.
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In India 221g
I had a visa interview in Mumbai in December and got 221(g). I submitted the documents and waiting for any response from USCIS. Till now nothing and also online status is refused still. Anyone in similar situation got any update recently?
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Payment of Visa Fees in the CGI federal

Is it possible to make the payment now and wait for USCIS to open for the interview?
If anyone recently made the payment in CGI federal portal and got the receipt number?

Thank You.
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WhatsApp group 2

The first group got full. Please join the above.
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Experience and resolution
Dropbox : March 11th
Refused: CEAC March 13th
Passport collected with 221 G Interview: March 17th

We are currently discussing when the embassy will open and have gotten together to obtain a lot of information from the web. We have also tweeted to US Embassy of India which everyone must retweet at:

Please retweet:

You can also join our whatsapp group where these discussions are going on:

Currently it seems May 4th is when Consulates will open in India.
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visa denied and cant travel to India in lockdown

Is there anyone whose visa got denied, currently in USA and planning to leave to India after lockdown?
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evaluate my h1b situation and if i can work
Here is my timeline

Aug 26: h1b approved from Oct 2019 to 31st Jan 2020.

Jan 31: Had to leave for India when extension was pending.

March 16: Petition approved for 3 years in Feb and new stamping done in India

March 21: Stuck in India because of lockdown

I have been working from my home country since Feb 1st week, am I legally allowed to work? (h1 Extension had been pending)

My company has advised me to work from home until the COVID crisis situation dials down.

Will I be allowed to work from India since I technically got the visa but not still in USA yet?

Will I face any problem at the port of entry once I decide to return?

How many days can I stay in my home country (India) before I have to return while in the USA? Are there any exceptions made during the pandemic such as this?

Any help appreciated! Thank you!

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Passport not able to track
Hello Guys,

On march 16th i got email to submit my passport to nearest VFS office. So, on march 19th i submitted to BLR office and was tracking my passport. But, today when i checked my passport in the tracking status it shows "There is no status update available for the passport number submitted". I tried to login to my appointment dashboard initially it requested me to change my passward which i did and finally i don't see any appointment completed nor the passport status only i can see is new appointment schedule. But when i checked through DS160 tracking there i can still see refused status.

Is anyone facing the same issue?
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Covid impact on non immigrant Visas
Hi everyone,

I got my fresh H1b approved and scheduled for Visa interview with Chennai US Consulate on 6th and 5th May. Unfortunately it has been cancelled due to Corona outbreaks. Could you please paint your thoughts on this as I am worried a bit, and read that it can lead to job loss and recession too. It was my dream to work there. Please guide
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