H1B VISA Approved for 2012. When can i fly if Job Assignment is there?

Hi There,

Can anyone tell me - when can i fly for my Job Assignment if my H1B-VISA is approved and stamped by July 2012?

I have heard even if you have a Stamped VISA of H1B 2012, you can’t fly before Oct 1st? Is it true?? Can anyone please let me know on this or give proper information?


A Suresh

You can enter US on or after 20th of September 2012, if your work start date is 1st October 2012.

Excerpt from VFS website:

You can apply for an H1B visa up to 90 days in advance beginning of employment status as noted on the form I-797, Notice of Action, however your entry to the US is restricted to 10 days prior to the start date as noted in the Form I-797 unless you are already working on an H1B visa and have applied for a revalidation.

[FAQ](https://www.vfs-usa.co.in/USIndia/working_faqs.html) - see Q8.