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H4 - H1 petition approved but COS denied, How much time after I must appear for interview

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I have got H4 to H1B approved, but COS is not approved due to some queries.

Now I need to travel to India to get the Visa stamped, but I have below queries:

1. How much time i have before I must appear for visa interview? what will be the impact if I appear for interview after couple of months.

2. If the H1B is rejected in interview what will be the status of H4? will there be any impact?

3. Can I travel to Canada to get the visa stamp?

Please help me with these queries.


asked Sep 7 in H1B Visa by nikhil_soni (120 points)

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H-4 stays valid until H-1B is stamped. You can go to Canada for this, it is easier unless you have already made plans for India. If H1B is denied or subjected to RFE , you will continue in H4.  You can do this any time but action is recommended before clock on stamped H4 runs out.
answered Sep 8 by sshankar (63,700 points)
Thank you so much Shankar for the helpful answer, we will try for Canada

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