H1B First Time Stamping: Am i eligible for Interview Waiver or Dropbox?

Hi All, recently my h1b extension with cos with a different employer was approved. My previous visa was F1. The F1 visa in the passport was expired in 2019.
My current h1b is valid until Dec 2023. Am I eligible for Dropbox?

If I am eligible for dropbox then how to schedule an OFC/biometric appointment? As it is the first time h1b stamping in India…I can only see the schedule for dropbox appointments but there is no appointment for ofc/biometric.

Thank you for checking,

Sai

Yes, however it is at discretion.

If you qualify for dropbox, there is no need to schedule biometric. Consulate will use your biometrics from their past records.

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Consulate will use your biometrics from their past records.
Do you mean they will use the past record biometrics when I applied for F1 Visa in India?

Thank you Kalpesh for your prompt response!