My H1B petition was approved for consular processing. Do I have to go back to my country for stamping?


There (normally) is no requirement that one go to the home country for visa “stamping.” However, each U.S. consulate has its own requirements in regard to who can apply for a visa at the consulate. Some restrict applications by “third country” applicants who do not live in the country where the consulate is located. Check the consulate’s website before making any travel plans. (11.Feb.2019)

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