I am planning to travel to India on Jun-2022 and my most recent H1B visa was stamped in Mexico at July-2019 and my visa expired on Dec-31-2021. But, I have stamped my previous H1B Visas in India prior to the stamping in Mexico. So, I am trying to schedule an appointment for H1B renewal in Chennai Consulate and it leads t me to the drop box option eligibility after answering all the questions. So, i have scheduled the drop box appointment on may end. But, I saw a couple of YouTube videos (some attorneys) and online forums saying that the applicant is not eligible, if their most recent visa was stamped in Mexico/Canada. I am little bit worried about the drop box appointment after seeing these comments online.
My Child last H4 Visa was stamped at the age of 11 in India and now she is 16. My question is, does she need to attend an In-Person interview as per policy?
Thanks for your reply. But, i have read the below drop box eligibility article and the provided article audio link is clearly stating that the applicant most recent visa was stamped in Mexico/Canada are not eligible for drop box. I am worried after listening the audio. Please go through the audio link and let me know your thought on this
“Do you have previous visa in any visa class issued?” and “Have you ever been refused a visa before?”. Based on the answer you provide along with other regular dropbox questions, your daughter may qualify for the same.
I am not sure when the app was updated. But, i Saw a recent video of Reddy’s attorney and per his update the country based condition condition are still applicable. I called India USTRAVELDOCS support center and explained my current scenario. But those support people not giving proper answer.
I have raised a query about my above issue with VFS and did receive a very generic answer by pasting the visa renewal link for my question. And also, i have called twice the OFC India customer service and got same answer that if the portal is allowing you for IW and then you are good to go with drop box.