Unemployed in India- H1B Stamping through US based employer

Hi All,

I did my Masters, I left the job on OPT and came to India in Sept 13 due to family emergencies. I have an approved H1B through my previous employer.

Currently I am unemployed in India,  but I recently got a job with an Investment Bank through US based staffing company. They are in the process of applying H-1B.

Will my unemployment in India(Sept to Jan) at the time of the visa interview affect the H-1B stamping result?


Thank you

No, the gap will have no effect on your H-1B. Also, your return to India in Sep 2013 due to family emergency shows very strong family ties and will be viewed very positively by the Consulate.

All the best

Dr. Sandeep Shankar, Colorado Heights University, Denver, CO 80223, USA. www.chu.edu; sshankar@chu.edu

It doesn’t matter as it is not a long gap… Still be prepared with the reason if asked