NIE for regular H1 appointments

Hi Team,

I have a regular H1B visa appointment in the month of September 2021 at Hyderabad consulate. I have few questions here:

  1. do I need to have NIE when I go to interview?
  2. Even I provide NIE during interview and visa officer denies it do I get 221g?
  3. If I don’t carry NIE at all still is there any chance of getting 221g?

Appreciate your help.

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