I apologize for this very lenghty submit however I might want to fly to Europe for a enterprise associated journey till August. I’ve a legitimate H1B stamp which expires mid July (I am presently within the USA). Additionally, I’m within the strategy of renewing my H1B for 3 extra years and hopefully I get the brand new I-797 early Could and I’ve loads of questions:
I used to be initially planning to use for the brand new visa stamp in Paris (I am not a French nationwide), however evidently they don’t seem to be issuing NIV for the time being associated with H1B (“When the suspension is lifted, we’ll resume routine visa companies as quickly as potential.”) because of the Schengen ban.
Listed below are the potential eventualities that I’m weighing:
a) Assuming that the Schengen ban goes away (rumor has it mid-Could, however who is aware of), I’m planning to return to the USA couple of days earlier than my H1B stamp expires (that’s, return early July as an alternative of August). Be aware that by that day, I’ll have a brand new I-797 legitimate for 3 extra years. Any points with this method?
b) Assuming that the Schengen ban nonetheless stays, I plan to go away the Schengen zone 15 early days from plan “a” to my residence nation after which return to the USA nonetheless earlier than the my H1B visa stamp expires.
c) Are there any exception for Nationwide Curiosity circumstances for NIV so I can apply throughout my keep in Paris for a brand new H1B visa stamp? I’m an instructional on H1B in a college (lessons will begin in France in Could till August). This web site signifies that NIE are for vital construction jobs, however then it says lecturers (perhaps simply J1?). Undecided if my place qualifies for that. I despatched an electronic mail however no reply to date.
d) Assuming that the Schengen ban goes away, hopefully Paris embassy will begin issuing NIV visas once more. Ought to I take into account making use of for the visa stamp in Paris? Any points with the backlog or time to obtain the passport? I might should be within the USA mid August for certain.
e) I can go to my residence nation which isn’t topic to nation ban after my enterprise journey. They’re presently solely issuing “emergency visas” and outlined as “ Emergency want contains pressing journey associated to a life and demise or different medical emergency of the applicant and/or shut member of the family”. It’s not clear if a piece visa with fast begin would qualify. If I’m going this route, I can keep till August reasonably than July, however questioning if my case would qualify as emergency, or it’s a dangerous motion.
f) If I resolve to go together with case a, what would occur with the brand new I-94 that I’ll get after reentering the USA? Additionally, to make issues worse, my passport expires in december 🙂