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    SYED1234 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    May 8, 2008, 04:39 AM
    h1b visa stamping delay
    HI ,

    I have been asked by the chennai US consulate to send passport for h1b visa stamping.
    But since I am out of country and cannot go immediately.
    Please let me know for how long can I delay it?

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    lawanwadee Posts: 3,653, Reputation: 124
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    May 8, 2008, 09:19 AM
    You can stay as long as your I-94 is valid, but the problem is if you want to go somewhere outside US, even for a vacation, you won't be able to enter US.
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    Kumar1111 Posts: 40, Reputation: 0
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    Jun 3, 2008, 05:52 AM

    I have a related questions. Based on the answer of Lawanwadee does it mean that if the passport is sent to chennai consulate ( and assuming that Syed1234 has no need to go out of US during H1 stamping and he has a valid I94), H1 visa would be stamped and Syed1234 can get his passport back in US without being present in Chennai for visa interview. I mean my question is.. is it not mandatory to be present for visa interview for H1 stamping?

    About my self: I just got my H1 approval(effective Oct 08) and I want my H1 stamping done. I want to avoid going to India for Visa stamping but I really need my visa stamping by Aug 2008.
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    sphyhyhy Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 3, 2011, 10:06 PM
    Fix "Administrative Processing" process for visa stamping
    Dear Officials,
    A person with an approved visa petition is required to get a visa stamped at US Consulate in case of overseas travel and to re-enter US if the old visa has expired.
    Lately, the number of "Administrative Processing" cases has surged and while we fully agree and acknowledge the need to secure US and avoid fraud - the current process is more like Harassment for legitimate workers.
    USCIS approves the H1-B visa petition and when a person takes the same approved visa petition and supporting docs - he is placed in "Administrative Processing" - which can take up to 90 days.
    1) No company gives 90 days of vacation if one is stuck in admin processing.
    2) USCIS should do a better job by reviewing the applicant right here.
    3) The process should take 2 weeks at the most.
    Guys Please go through this link signup and forward this link to every one whose US visa got delayed.

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