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hemanth22
06-25-2007, 05:30 PM
Gurus
Please advice.

The H1-stamp on my passport has expired in 2005. I have an approval for H1 till 2010
I will be filing 485 / EAD / AP on July 1st in EB2 category.
Since the 485 approvals are 2-3 years away
Is it possible to go out of the country for H-1 B stamping or if the EAD/AP gets approved i must go on to that status.
H1 is preferable since i do not have to worry about work authorization
whereas with EAD since it expires in 1 year , i will have to keep my fingers crossed and not work till the next EAD gets approved ( after june next year )

Regards

missourian
06-25-2007, 06:00 PM
bump

bkarnik
06-25-2007, 06:14 PM
Please see other thread on similar topic...please do not start new threads without researching exisitng threads...moderators please lock this thread or merge with the existing thread.

missourian
06-25-2007, 06:18 PM
Please see other thread on similar topic...please do not start new threads without researching exisitng threads...moderators please lock this thread or merge with the existing thread.

IMHO the other thread talks about travelling if you have a valid H1B, this thread talks about going to a us consulate to get H1B stamped during your 485 pending

Am I correct?

hemanth22
06-25-2007, 06:29 PM
yes, that is correct, i meant can i got for H-1 stamping while 485 is pending
and ead/ap is approved.
Again in case the H-1 stamping is denied for any reason , can i come back on AP

I am a little concerned of H1 stamping being a problem because my case is complicated ,for the years June 2005- June 2006 i dont have a H1 approval from USCIS for the 6th year, This was because the case was stuck in a security check .
We applied a case again in April 2006 , which was approved on August 2006 ( after the security check has been completed ).

Regards