My current i797 validity dates : April 18 2021 to 16 oct 2022
My new (renewed )i797 validity dates : 16 oct 2022 to 15 oct 2025
My drop box appointment date : july 1, 2022
Can I use the new petition number with validity till 2025 when I fill my DS-160 and go for my drop box appointment?
I read there is a 90 day restriction. That we cannot go for stamping before 90 days from the petition validity start date. Will they deny dropbox appointment/reject visa/give 221g because of this reason? Or will I be given stamping only up till 15 oct 2022 as per old petition dates?
In case I do get visa stamped up till 15 oct 2025 as per my new petition, will there be any issue at the port of entry? I am planning to return to usa in early august. At that time the stamped visa will be having new petition number and if immigration officer checks the validity dates online, it will be showing as valid from 16 oct 2022 only. Since it is more than 10 days away, will they deny entry? even though i have two i797s with continuous dates.