I am filling out my personal information on the new visa appointment scheduling website and in one section (PETITIONER) it asks for Name, Start date, receipt number and expiration date. My H1B petition has been approved on the USCIS website but I am still waiting for the actual approval notice that was sent last week to my lawyer’s address. My lawyer mentioned that they filed my petition with a start date of 1st October 2012. Now my petition got approved on 15th October, 2012. At this point, I am not 100% sure about what will be the start and expiration dates on the approval notice.
Should I wait for the approval notice to arrive in order to fill these entries with more confidence or can I fill 1st October 2012 as the start date and 30th September 2015 as the expiration date at this point and change it later if necessary.
My concern is that the new system is not allowing me to see any interview dates or even visa fee payment page without filling out the above mentioned entries. Is it possible to skip these entries and get to the visa payment page and/or available visa interview dates?
Any help/suggestions would be most approciated.