H1B selected in lottery 2013, but want to appear for next year's stamping

Hi There

My H1B visa selected in lottery 2013, but want to appear for next year’s stamping, as my husband’s H1B Visa is not selected in lottery this year. Is that Possible?

Thanks…

One can go for VISA stamping as long as the petition is valid. Usually, petitions are approved for 3 years and you could go for stamping before that validty date expires.

Ofcourse, you might want to go for it before a few months of expiry as they may not approve VISA’s with petition expiring in next couple of months or so.

In addition, whenever you appear for stamping make sure you have recent documents for that date. Also, talk to your H-1 employer about this if they are ready to wait for that long or not.