Valid H1-B, expired passport

Old Jan 25th 2001, 12:56 pm
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balaji
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Hi, I have a valid H1-B visa in a passport that recently expired and is now marked
cancelled. I have a brand new passport which is blank. Both passports are in my posession.
Do I need to get the H1-B reissued in my new passport? Any advice in this regard would be
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Balaji
 
Old Jan 25th 2001, 2:52 pm
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Alistair Bell
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Hi,
> I have a valid H1-B visa in a passport that recently expired and
is
> now marked cancelled. I have a brand new passport which is blank. Both passports are in
> my posession. Do I need to get the H1-B reissued in
my
> new passport? Any advice in this regard would be appreciated.

Yes, if and only if you want to re-enter the US from anything other than a stay of up to
30 days in Canada or Mexico.

I assume your I-94 is still valid.

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information, always consult a good immigration attorney.
 
Old Jan 25th 2001, 7:34 pm
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Omar Lopez
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Not necessarily. If the visa (stamp) is still valid, just presenting both passports is
enough. I just came back from Argentina in that exact situation and had no problem at all.

Omar

Alistair Bell wrote:

> In article <[email protected]>,

> > Hi, I have a valid H1-B visa in a passport that recently expired and
> is
> > now marked cancelled. I have a brand new passport which is blank. Both passports are
> > in my posession. Do I need to get the H1-B reissued in
> my
> > new passport? Any advice in this regard would be appreciated.
>
> Yes, if and only if you want to re-enter the US from anything other than a stay of up to
> 30 days in Canada or Mexico.
>
> I assume your I-94 is still valid.
>
> --
> Alistair
>
> *IMPORTANT NOTE* I am not a lawyer and do not dispense legal advice. For accurate
> information, always consult a good immigration attorney.
 
Old Jan 25th 2001, 10:58 pm
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Joe Santana
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Wow!

Does it mean that even if my passport is valid for less than 3 years I could get H-1B for
all 3 years?

Joe

> Not necessarily. If the visa (stamp) is still valid, just presenting both passports
> is enough. I just came back from Argentina in that exact situation and had no
> problem at all.
>
> Omar
 
Old Jan 26th 2001, 12:45 am
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Alistair Bell
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> > Hi,
> > > I have a valid H1-B visa in a passport that recently expired
and
> > is
> > > now marked cancelled. I have a brand new passport which is blank.
Both
> > > passports are in my posession. Do I need to get the H1-B reissued
in
> > my
> > > new passport? Any advice in this regard would be appreciated.
> >
> > Yes, if and only if you want to re-enter the US from anything other than a stay of up
> > to 30 days in Canada or Mexico.
> Not necessarily. If the visa (stamp) is still valid, just presenting
both
> passports is enough. I just came back from Argentina in that exact situation and had no
problem
> at all.

Oops - misread the question. I thought the visa (not the passport) was marked canceled
(because the entries had been used up). Omar is correct.

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information, always consult a good immigration attorney.
 
Old Jan 26th 2001, 12:51 am
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Alistair Bell
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Wow!
>
> Does it mean that even if my passport is valid for less than 3 years
I could
> get H-1B for all 3 years?

No, because the maximum period of an H-1 _visa_ for a Slovenian is 12 months. It's a
country-specific thing, sorry (info from
http://travel.state.gov/reciprocity/...S/Slovenia.htm). You'll have to get
it revalidated each year when you want to travel outside the US.

Why the US only issues 12-month visas in most categories to Slovenians I don't know.

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*IMPORTANT NOTE* I am not a lawyer and do not dispense legal advice. For accurate
information, always consult a good immigration attorney.
 
Old Jan 26th 2001, 12:06 pm
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Joe Santana
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I have just checked this web page and at the bottom of the page it mentions availability
of different document. Will I have to gather and bring all of those at the time of my
interview? Do you still remember it?

Joe

> In article <[email protected]>,

> > Wow!
> >
> > Does it mean that even if my passport is valid for less than 3 years
> I could
> > get H-1B for all 3 years?
>
> No, because the maximum period of an H-1 _visa_ for a Slovenian is 12 months. It's a
> country-specific thing, sorry (info from
> http://travel.state.gov/reciprocity/...S/Slovenia.htm). You'll have to get
> it revalidated each year when you want to travel outside the US.
>
> Why the US only issues 12-month visas in most categories to Slovenians I don't know.
>
> --
> Alistair
>
> *IMPORTANT NOTE* I am not a lawyer and do not dispense legal advice. For accurate
> information, always consult a good immigration attorney.
 
Old Jan 26th 2001, 1:23 pm
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Alistair Bell
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I have just checked this web page and at the bottom of the page it mentions
> availability of different document. Will I have to gather and bring
all of
> those at the time of my interview? Do you still remember it?

No. For an H-1 you generally just drop the application in and get it back (at least in
London, although it might be different in Ljubljana) - certainly they didn't interview me.
The other documents are if you want an _immigrant_ visa.

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Alistair

*IMPORTANT NOTE* I am not a lawyer and do not dispense legal advice. For accurate
information, always consult a good immigration attorney.
 
Old Jan 29th 2001, 9:01 pm
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rajaji35
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Hey Guys... I had the same experience, flew in back from london, showed both of my
passports and walked in without a prob. My question is, that my Visa on the old passport
is expiring in August and I am working for another company whose visa is for much longer
period of time, how would be the best way to get this new H1 stamped on my new passport.
Thanks a bunch...

Raj

In article <[email protected]>,

> Not necessarily. If the visa (stamp) is still valid, just presenting
both
> passports is enough. I just came back from Argentina in that exact situation and had no
problem
> at all.
>
> Omar
>
> Alistair Bell wrote:
>
> > In article <[email protected]>,

> > > Hi, I have a valid H1-B visa in a passport that recently expired
and
> > is
> > > now marked cancelled. I have a brand new passport which is blank.
Both
> > > passports are in my posession. Do I need to get the H1-B reissued
in
> > my
> > > new passport? Any advice in this regard would be appreciated.
> >
> > Yes, if and only if you want to re-enter the US from anything other than a stay of up
> > to 30 days in Canada or Mexico.
> >
> > I assume your I-94 is still valid.
> >
> > --
> > Alistair
> >
> > *IMPORTANT NOTE* I am not a lawyer and do not dispense legal advice. For accurate
> > information, always consult a good immigration
attorney.
> >
 

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