I am citizen of India working in Singapore for the last 3 years.
I got two separate offers from USA & Netherlands. However, my H1 petition was selected in the lottery and is yet to be approved. My work permit has been approved for Netherlands(yet to go for visa interview).
To be safer side, I emailed USA consulate of Netherlands to check if they will accept H1B visa applications from third country nationals. The response from them was shocking. They said “they will accept, however, there may be an issue related to temporary employment in both Netherlands & USA”. When asked again, they said “there might be issues regarding very temporary employment in Netherlands, to then go onto the USA”
I don’t understand whether short stay in the current country of residence an issue or short duration with the current employment an issue?
Has any of you encountered this problem?