H1 Traveling Question

Old Jan 27th 2001, 9:36 pm
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wilson_shou
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Hi there,

I have a general question regarding traveling. I'm currently on H1 but my passport has not
been stamped (changed status to H1 from F1 practical training). Now I need to travel to UK
to attend a conference and I'm just wondering if there will be any problem getting back to
US from UK. Do I need to go to the US consulate in UK to get my H1 visa stamped onto my
passport in order to get back, or this can be done at the airport immigration desk? Is it
advisable that I first go to Canada to get my passport stamped before leaving for UK? Your
response will be very much appreciated.

Regards,

Wilson
 
Old Jan 31st 2001, 5:32 am
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Ingo
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You will indeed have to go to a US consulate to get your passport stamped. Whether you use
the one in the UK or Canada is mostly a matter of convenience and time. If you use the UK
consulate, it may take a week or two to get the stamp, so you may be stuck there longer
than anticipated, and you'll need to make sure you have a valid mailing address.

Going to Canada or Mexico requires an appointment, and it may not be possible to get one
quickly enough.

Incidentally, I heard that the London consulate will also accept a visa application by
mail from the US. I would not recommend it; in my mind, it's generally a good idea to be
in the same country as your passport, but it may be a last-resort option.

Ingo

On Sat, 27 Jan 2001 22:36:24 GMT, [email protected] wrote:

>Hi there,
>
>I have a general question regarding traveling. I'm currently on H1 but my passport has
>not been stamped (changed status to H1 from F1 practical training). Now I need to travel
>to UK to attend a conference and I'm just wondering if there will be any problem getting
>back to US from UK. Do I need to go to the US consulate in UK to get my H1 visa stamped
>onto my passport in order to get back, or this can be done at the airport immigration
>desk? Is it advisable that I first go to Canada to get my passport stamped before leaving
>for UK? Your response will be very much appreciated.
>
>Regards,
>
>Wilson
>
>

I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult with a
professional immigration attorney.

For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.

For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
(Department of State)

or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).

For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in
http://travel.state.gov/links.html

For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/

For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html

For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/

For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm

For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see
http://travel.state.gov/revals.html

For non-official information, check:

(When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not know
all site operators.)

http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com
http://www.workpermit.com

This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of the
Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them, and
typically don't even know them.

(if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site listed
here, please e-mail me).
 

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