Drop Box Appointment Scheduled for : May 24, 2022 ( 7.5 months before from Passport Expiry)
US Return date Planned : Jun 28, 2022 (Exactly 6.5 months before Passport Expiry)…
Will there be any issue with Visa stamping and US return with this Passport Validity ? I heard more than 6 months validity is required for Visa stamping and Entering into US.
Also will the i94 expiry date will be in accordance with Passport expiry or H1 i797 expiry ? incase if its updated with Passport expiry , do i have to exit the country and get new i94 with a new passport before expiry date of old passport.
Do you suggest applying for new passport before visa stamping would help to avoid any issues ? If so , i already scheduled the Dropbox appointment with old passport , Can I still go ahead and apply for new passport before Visa Appointment
Hi @Kalpesh_Dalwadi -
Recently only i recieved the h1 transfer approval , on which i94 also shows 2024 as end date. Are you saying that gets updated backdated with my passport expiry date if i enter with old passport ?
Also i stay in raleigh , can this i94 be updated at any near by CBP locations to extend or only at border locations such as Mexico or Canada only ?
Yes. As I mentioned once you enter with old passport, the I-94 issues at POE will be with shortened validity to match your passport expiry if your passport is not valid beyond your I-797 expiry. This I-94 will override the I-94 attached to your I-797.