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Hi All,

I am planing to apply us visa interview  for future employer. But, when I am filling DS-160 form and facing difficulty in one question i.e. "Was your prior H1B visa (temporary occupation, temporary worker or trainee) annotated “Clearance Received” or “Department Authorization”? "  what are the criteria to identify the existing/prior H1B visa annotated?

I have valid H1B till Aug 2018 from current employee.

Please guide


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My H-1B Visa stamp is expired, do i still need to answer Yes ?
Then this is second questions asking “Clearance Received” or “Department Authorization”?, when i say yes it says eligible for Dropbox but mine is expired for more than 1.5yrs,

Please suggest

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Look for the word Clearance Received” or “Department Authorization on your visa stamp in your passport. If you have any one of the words on your visa, answer 'Yes' for the question else 'No'.

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Check article US Visa Annotation - Clearance Received or Department Authorization Meaning to check sample, and what to answer. 

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