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L1B Individual - Approved! (Jan 22nd 2021)
My L1B individual visa got approved!!!
Biometrics: Jan 21
Interview: Jan 22
Location: Mumbai
Documents carried:
Passport, Appointment letter, DS160 confirmation page, I-797, Copy of petition filing, US chambers of commerce membership letter,
job offer letter, 3 latest pay stubs, and academic documents.

Biometrics: It took just 5 mins.
Documents asked
1. Passport
2. Visa appointment confirmation
3. DS-160 confirmation
4. They capture your photos.
 Make sure you stand straight and don’t move. In my case, the pic was a little blur. And in the interview, they asked for the recent photograph in US visa standard size. Luckily I had one.

Visa Interview: Documents asked
1. Passport
2. I-797
3. Offer letter/LCA

Questions asked:
1. Which company your working in India?
2. Job designation in India
3. Job designation in the US
4. Salary in the US?
5. Did you travel to any foreign countries in the last two weeks?
6. What are your roles and responsibilities?
7. What specialized skills you have that anyone in the US can do the same work?
8. Are you married? Will your spouse be joining you?
9. Do you have an LCA document? (VO mentioned it is not mandatory to have it. SO asked offer letter)
10. What is your spouse doing? Does your spouse has H1-B since when?

It took 30 -40 mins to complete, VO was doing a lot of typing and also I think VO was verifying
the answers with DS 160 form/copy of the petition.
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L1A , H1B expired and recapture, I 140
My H1B was expired in 2014 and left with 2 months for recapture. Now i am on L1A with my current employer applying for I 140. can you please let me know if i can apply for H1B recapture by a new employer with an approved I 140 ?.

2019 new federal rule confirmed by DHS @ https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2016-27540/p-685 to recapture the unused H1B during any time.

Detailed explanation given by immigration expert @ https://redbus2us.com/apply-h1b-after-6-years-to-recapture-unused-time-uscis-rule/ to recapture the unused H1B during any time.
Recapture the unused H1B any time.
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Standard code of federal regulations of H1B at 8 CFR 214.2(h)(13)(iii)(C) @ https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2019-title8-vol1/xml/CFR-2019-title8-vol1-sec214-2.xml
 
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India started the appointments for visa interviews
Can anyone got mails from the traveldocs regarding the rescheduling of the appointments..?

Website shows the appointments are starting from feb 1st for all visa.

Please share your reply
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L2 Visa Extension - Dropbox option in Home Country
Hi,

              My husband is on an L1A visa which he got renewed via premium processing in October 2020. I had applied for my L2 visa extension also simultaneously and my I539 process is still stuck in Received status and I haven’t even got a Biometric appointment. Subsequently I have had to go on Leave of Absence as my EAD renewal also is also stuck in process because of the underlying L2 Visa extension process. My question is, since the L2 Visa timeline seems to be about 10 months now, can I go to my home country India and apply for my L2 renewal via the DropBox route. I know that I will likely abandon my I539 processing once I leave the USA, but I am willing to take this route as long as I have a reasonable chance of getting my L2 visa renewed in India via the DropBox route.

Also, since my husband got his L1A visa renewed while in the USA, he has the I797 and I94 with renewed dates till 2023 – but he doesn’t have a new visa stamped till 2023. Would it be okay if I provide the renewed I797 and I94 as proof for my L2 renewal documentation while I use the Dropbox option in India.
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L1 Visa Stamping
L1/L2 visa valid till 2022 ( Was given 5 year visa from UK on Indian Passport ) PED was 09/07/2020, Extention approved on 12/29/20 Do we need new visa stamp?
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Visa Category changed from L1 B to L1 Individual
Hello sir,
I am currently in US on L1 Visa without my family. Below were the expiry dates

Blanket L1B Visa expired - 31st May 2020. My company applied for my extension and it is approved.
The new I797 says that my visa is L1B and but my attorney says its L1 Individual now since it is extended in US.

My dependents were issued Blanket L2 initially for the same period as mine (expired on 05/31/2020). They are in India now.

Now I want wanted to extend my family visa and I was checking if they qualify for drop box option.
The US visa document website says spouses of L1B are eligible for drop box.

But as per my attorney, my family should not be eligible for dropbox since the visa category is changed now from L1 blanket to L1 Individual and family will not be applicable for Blanket L2 now as earlier

I have filled the DS 160 and have taken the drop box appointment considering my family visa type will still be L2 (Blanket).

Would my family still be eligible for dropbox appointment..?
Or If I change the details in CGI Federal portal will my fee receipt still be applicable since I have paid for my spouse and 2 kids.?
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L1A visa stamping - drop box in India (Visa renewal - approved)
Hi All,

I have my approved L1A visa.
Currently, in USA and plan to visit India for Visa stamping.
Can anyone please share recent experience (considering Covid) of visa stamping via drop box facility.
I am eligible for drop box option.
Would mainly like to know the processing time for visa stamping, so that I could travel back to USA.

Many thanks.
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L1B blanket extension
Hi All,

My L1B blanket visa expiration date is April 21. I am currently in US. My company will be filing for extension soon but given the situation I am not able to find visa appointments anywhere. What are my options in this case right now ? The company said they will wait near to expiration data and file.

Regards,
Shalaka
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Simultaneous L1 and F1 visa
Hello all,

I have masters admit for Fall 2021 for US university. I will be applying for the F1 (student) visa for the same and most likely will have visa interview in May 2021. However, my company has agreed to apply for my L1A. They will start the L1 process in mid Jan, and mostly my L1A and F1 interview dates will be super close. I have 3 questions-
1. L1A interview date is before my F1 interview date- If my L1 gets rejected and I go for F1 interview (mostly after 2-3 weeks after L1 interview), will the L1 rejection affect my chances of getting F1.
2. L1A interview falls after F1 interview date- If I go for F1 interview first, will the consulate know that I have initiated an L1 application or have taken appointment for L1. If they do know this information will it affect my F1 chances.
3. Also, I am currently in a Senior Associate role not exactly Manager, however, I do manage resources 1-2 level below my level on projects, but I don't lead any department . How likely am I to get an L1A.

Thanks a lot in advance.
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Query on Visa appointments in 2021
Hi, My L1B Individual petition is approved and need to schedule a visa appointment at Indian US embassies. I see that US embassies in India haven't resumed routine visa services yet. Is anyone able to book an appointment in 2021? Thanks in advance!
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