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Hi Ajay,

I have my H1B petition approved on Sep2010 and its valid until Aug 2012. Due to some personal reasons (hav to look after my sick parents) am not able to travel for long term. Since now they're fine my company is planning to send me for long term this year. For that they're planning to schedule the visa appointment interview this Jan2012.

Will it be an issue for me to attend the stamping so late after getting approval notice on 2010? What kind of questions they ask while attending the interview?? Please let me know on this.

Thanks in advance,
Sadeesh Kumar.S

Dear Sadeesh:
Firstly, when you say valid until 2012 - I don't understand why only 2 years when H1B is for 3 years [initially] and then renewal of further 3 years.  As for your concerns:

1) If you have proper documentations regarding delay in stamping and letter and authorization from your employer, I don't think there should be any problem.  And as for your concern about questions (2) it all depends on your visa petition, job offer, job position, experience, your resume, etc. I would suggest you speak with an attorney on this with complete details of your file.  Otherwise, general questions are regarding your employer, your job with details about nature of job and your roots in your home country as H1B is a non-immigrant visa with dual intention.  

Best wishes,
Ajay Singh, Esq.
275 North Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
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