First time h1b stamping

Hi,

I have a h1b petition approved till 31 may 2022 and still not got my visa stamped due to trump’s ban and corona virus situation since only emergency appointments are available. Every time I follow up with my employer immigration team they tell me that slots are not available.

My question is if somehow I’m eligible for NIE and through that we can book the emergency appointment, since I work an IT division for a pharma company (client) and our project supports the marketing and analytics of vaccines and other products sold by our client. Also one of our team mate left the company in US and there is a desperate need for his replacement.

Please guide me.

If you work in any if the listed industries, you will qualify for NIE

You can look at the below link of how to apply for NIE and the email ids of US consulates in India.

https://in.usembassy.gov/visas/national-interest-exception-frequently-asked-questions/