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I am on F1 - OPT that ends on July 15 th 2007. My H1 petition approval (Form I797) has a start of October 1st 2007.
How early can I book an appointment at a US Consulate in Canada / Mexico.
In other words, can I attend the Visa interview on August 20th?
PS - I understand that I can return to the US with a Visa only 10 days prior to the start of the employment date
Thanks

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Phani:

You can apply for an the visa on August 20th but the issue would be your status in Canada during this period. So you should get a canadian visitor's visa to allow you to stay in Canada before you get to enter the US on H.

Sincerely,

Ramasamy Krishnan
www.ashleykrishnan.com

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Immigration particularly business immigration and National Interest Waivers.

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I have over 7 years of experience in all facets of immigration law. Specifically focusing on filing of National Interest Waivers (NIW), Alien of Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researchers/Professors petitions for Ph.D's and other advanced degree professionals. I have also assisted clients in numerous PERM, H-1b, L and other nonimmigrant visa applications. I am a partner at the law firm Ashley & Krishnan, www.ashleykrishnan.com

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