Hello, I am currently living in the US on H1B visa (approved i797 for the past 2 years). The only stamp I have in my passport is F1, for my masters.
I haven’t traveled abroad since my H1B visa petition got approved.
Following are the things that I looking to get clarity on. Please advise or let me know your thoughts.
- Since the new visa stamp is completely different from the one that I already have, do I qualify for getting my visa stamped before Dec 2020 if consulate in India open for visa stamping appointments.
- If the consulate is accepting only emergency appointments as of now, would my ailing parent be considered an appropriate criteria for emergency condition.
- Are there specific situations that qualify as emergency for visa appointment until the consulates in India are fully operational?