I have shared with you my H1B stamping experience in New Delhi and again looking forward to your help with a couple of questions going forward:
How the duration of the H1B visa is decided? I am aware that the H1B visa is valid for 3 years with 3 extendable years. My petition was filed on 13th November 2011 and the Visa will be stamped this week. So when this duration of 3 years is actually starting - from the date of petition or from the date of stamping or from the date when I will fly to US? This is really a confusing question for all the applicants and hasn’t been asked before. Therefore, you input will really help in this duration calculation.
Am I eligible to get a job with a different employer(which applied for my H1B) while staying in India itself. I am aware that it would require an H1B transfer application by the new employer which will be cap exempt but I am still confused if it can be done while staying in India itself?
Can my current employer interfere in any way with my H1B visa if I choose to resign and wish to go to US through another employer?