My nationality is India and I’m currently working in a valid H1 approved petition valid till October 2025. I initially entered US in 2014 (under a different company) with my approved L1-B visa. Later, with the same organization I had my status converted from L1 to H1 during October 2016.
Please note that, I only have my L1 visa stamped in my passport. To have my current H1B visa stamped in my passport, I’m planning to go to Toronto US consulate in Canada. I would be applying for a visitor visa for my travel, Given this, I’ve a few questions regarding my planned H1B stamping in Canada.
Am I eligible for a visa interview Waiver in Canada? I’ve never been refused a visa. But, I’ve had rejections for my L1 and H1 extensions. I did not re-apply for my L1-Extension as I had my H1B visa available in the meantime. For my H1 extension rejection, I had it approved after re-submitting.
Would I be able to return back to US from Canada irrespective of the outcome of the Visa interview? If for any reason my visa gets rejected while in Canada, would I be able to re-enter USA using the automatic visa revalidation rule?