Visa time slots for H1B visa stamping at Hyderabad consulate

Hi @Anil_Gupta

Hope you are doing good and thank you for helping out the immigration community.

My H1B approved this year and travelling to India (Hyderabad) in December for visa stamping. I am thinking to fill DS-160 and book time slot now.

  1. I am planning to change employer (H1B transfer completion) by mid Nov.
    Can I change Petitioner name, Receipt no in 1st DS-160 (which has old employer) or need to create a new DS-160 and book new time slot after H1B transfer?
  2. How can I know the available time slots in advance for Dec. as I cannot observe them if I don’t pay for visa fees.
  3. Can I pay visa fees now and book a time slot later in mid Oct-Nov for same DS-160?
    Please let me know other options to know the time slots for Dec.

Hi @harishkondreddy

My suggestion is to wait for H1B Transfer approval and then fill DS160 to avoid issues.

You cannot see the real dates unless you have paid the fees. The dates that you might see online or at other places are not real dates.

Thank you @Anil_Gupta for the suggestions.

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