Visa Stamping for new/first time h1b


A US employer filed for my h1 and my name was shortlisted in this years lottery.
I just received the original i797b and also a copy of LCA from my employer.
I have filled out DS160 and also have an appointment scheduled for first week of feb. The question I want to ask is: how does the proclamation ban in place till 31sr March affect my appointment and visa stamping? I was not in US in June 2020 and this is the first time I will be going for stamping. I know that I am not allowed to travel till 31st March due to the ban but does that ban also cover the new h1 lottery winners from seeking a visa before 31st March?


You should wait until April to schedule your interview unless you fall into National Interest Exceptions.

Best Regards,