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Old Aug 27th 2003, 2:18 am
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Andy1675
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Hello experts..

Here is my case.. I am in the US right now on an H1B visa but i am
planning to go to my Home country (india) for getting my H1b multiple
visa stamping.. Now i have a Canadian PR papers and One way PR visa to
enter Canada.. My question is does having this PR visa in my Passport
in anyway affect my getting the Multiple entry H1b visa from India ...

Pls repond asap.. I will really appreciate ur help..

thanx
 
Old Aug 27th 2003, 4:58 am
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Karen
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Nop, canadian PR does not affect your H1B, you should get it without
problems. In fact, you could stamp that multiple H1B in Canada, at US
consulate in Toronto or Monreal for example, instead of going to your
home country (unless you go there for some other reasons too).
 
Old Aug 27th 2003, 7:36 am
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Webcrawler
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None whatsoever.
US visa is independent of Canadian PR or visa.

[email protected] (andy1675) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > Hello experts..
    >
    > Here is my case.. I am in the US right now on an H1B visa but i am
    > planning to go to my Home country (india) for getting my H1b multiple
    > visa stamping.. Now i have a Canadian PR papers and One way PR visa to
    > enter Canada.. My question is does having this PR visa in my Passport
    > in anyway affect my getting the Multiple entry H1b visa from India ...
    >
    > Pls repond asap.. I will really appreciate ur help..
    >
    > thanx
 
Old Aug 27th 2003, 9:24 am
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Andy1675
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Hi Karen

Thanx for ur reply.. I have recently heard that US consulates in
Toronto and Montreal do not entertain H1B stamping there and advise
people to go to their respective home countries to get it.. But still
do u know of anyone who has got it recently..

Thanx for ur response
 
Old Aug 27th 2003, 5:42 pm
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Karen
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I dont know where you've heard that from, but I would take
responsibility to say that it's not true.
In general, there is an advice to go to home country to stamp visas.
But I have stamped multiple entry H1B in my passport just in beginning
of this month in Montreal. Wasnt that painful
 
Old Aug 28th 2003, 1:48 am
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Andy1675
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Hi Karen

Thanx for ur info.. Can u tell me what documents do the US Consulate
in Toronto or Montreal need for getting the H1b visa..I mean what docs
did u submit..

Other thing say in the worst case the H1b visa is not issued can we
come back to the US on an expired visa (ihave a expired student visa)
though i have a valid H1b approval and I-94 and all other docs...

Pls advise.. I really appreciate ur help..

thanx
 
Old Aug 28th 2003, 2:15 am
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Andy --

I have heard that too from several sources.
I am in the exact same situation as you are.

I searched the archives of the alt.visa.us group and found that
several people are asking the same question and the general consensus
is that it is better to go to the home country for the visa stamping
(assuming you don't want to use the DoS revalidation service by
sending yout passport).

Nowhere does any website say that you cannot go to a US consulate in
Canada if you are a landed PR, but I believe that the US consulate can
simply refuse to consider your application if you are a recently
landed PR and ask you to go to your home country.

On the other hand, if you have been a resident PR for a long time,
then it makes more sense to go to a US consulate in Canada, rather
than home country.

Please post what you finally decide. I would like to know.

HTH

[email protected] (andy1675) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > Hi Karen
    >
    > Thanx for ur reply.. I have recently heard that US consulates in
    > Toronto and Montreal do not entertain H1B stamping there and advise
    > people to go to their respective home countries to get it.. But still
    > do u know of anyone who has got it recently..
    >
    > Thanx for ur response
 
Old Aug 28th 2003, 4:48 am
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Karen
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You need to make prior appointment through https://www.nvars.com/ .
Book it at least month ago, they are pretty busy. When you book it,
website will tell you the exact list of documents required. For H1 its
I129 petition, I797, I94, recent paystubs, forms which they send you
over mail, and photos. Dont remeber the exact list of things, the
website is better source.
And if by some reason you went into the consulate and visa was not
issued, you wont be able to enter US on you previous visas. You will
need to go back to home country and apply from there.
 
Old Aug 28th 2003, 4:49 am
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Webcrawler
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Andy --

    > Other thing say in the worst case the H1b visa is not issued can we
    > come back to the US on an expired visa (ihave a expired student visa)
    > though i have a valid H1b approval and I-94 and all other docs...

Wrong !
Don't make that mistake.

It is possible to travel to Canada and back (within 30 days) if you
have an expired visa stamp, but a valid I-94.

However, IF you apply for a visa stamp at a US consulate in Canada and
are REFUSED, then you CANNOT come back to the US.

Your one and only option at that point is to get a plane ticket in
Canada, fly back to your home country and apply for a US visa there.

If that happens, keep in mind that on the DS-156 non-immigrant visa
form, one of the questions is whether you have applied for a US visa
earlier or not, and whether you have been refused or not.

You WILL have to say Yes to that question (cannot lie).

Once you say yes, they will pull-up your visa application from Canada
to look at the notes for the refusal there.

You will probably get the visa in your home country, but it will cause
delays because the consulate is going to pull-up your files from
Canada and will most likely want to interview you as well.

Best if such does not happen.

Again, please post your final decision here in the group.

Best wishes.

[email protected] (andy1675) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > Hi Karen
    >
    > Thanx for ur info.. Can u tell me what documents do the US Consulate
    > in Toronto or Montreal need for getting the H1b visa..I mean what docs
    > did u submit..
    >
    >
    > Pls advise.. I really appreciate ur help..
    >
    > thanx
 

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