View Full Version : Do I need to get stamped in India before start to work?

07-29-2013, 02:55 PM
Dear Attorny

I worked in US in the year 2007 in L1 visa for 6 months(I got SSN)then I went to my home country(India) and got married. After marriage I quit my job and came to USA on H4 visa in 2008 and till now I am unemployed.Last year I went to India for vacation and while coming in I got a passport that expires on 19th Sep 2013 so they gave me a I-94 that is valid only till Sep 2013.
After that I got a new passport.
With the new passport and old I-94(valid till sep 2013) I applied for H1 and I got approval notice. But now they are asking me to travel to India to get H1 stamped.
My questions are,
1) Do I need to get it stamped in India before taking up a job or
2) Can I start working being here and whenever I travel there can I do that?
3) Do I need to get stamped only in my home country or can I get it stamped in Mexico or Canada?

I am really waiting for your reply.
Please advice