I got my H1B approved in Juky 2012 and since then my employer is holding my h1B copy, he sent someone with H1B copy for applying my SSN, and i somehow managed to take a scan of that copy. But this time my passport is expiring in April 2013, and i said i want to submit my passport for renewal in person at the consulate. He is not sending me the original, and is insisting me to send my passport and all other documents to him, so that he would courier those to consulate. I told him very clearly that i don’t trust him and more over what is the guarantee that he wouldn’t hold my passport too.
Please suggest me with all the alternatives to get my passport renewed. Is there a way i can tell the consulate that my employer is holdin my documents and i cannot produce the originals to them?