First of all - a big thank you for all your efforts on maintaining such helpful material on such a stressful topic. This has helped us a lot.
My Indian passport, I797 and I94 (that came with I797 extension) - all have an expiry date of May, 2019. My stamped US visa has already expired on October, 2016.
I have applied for a new passport that is due for arrival from the CKGS in another week. I am planning to visit the US embassy in Vancouver, Canada to get my visa stamping done on the new passport.
I have plans to travel to India in September this year and I want to avoid visa extension there because I have heard it’s a much hassle free process here in Canada.
Any issue with stamping in Canada?
Do you foresee any challenges/issue I may face in going for a visa interview in Canada versus India?
i94 renewal at US Canada border after H1B stamping
Once my visa is stamped (most likely it will be stamped till May, 2019) - and I am returning via road to US, do I need to ask the CBP officer for a new I94?
Or will the one attached to the I797 approval work as its still valid. According to the CBP site, my I94 was last expired on Oct,2016 although I did get a new one with my I797 extension (till May, 2019).
H1B extension in 6th year with 2-3 months remaining in 6 year quota
I will have around 2-3 months left after May, 2019 on my 6 years of H1B. Have you seen cases, where this short of a duration has been approved if I go for a H1B extension?
Thanks for all the help!