Step 5: Visa Stamping Process

It consists of following steps

Following are the actions to do after you receive a copy of the “Approval Notice” of H1 petition. (you can start your application and do step 1 below while you are waiting for copy of the approved petition)

  1. Go to https://ceac.state.gov/GenNIV/Default.aspx , fill in the form and submit it.It generates application number, you can save PDF of the filled in application. 
  2. Go to  https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/SiteRegister?country=INDIA   to pay fee for Visa stamping (close to 14000 INR) , which gives you payment receipt number
  3. Using same link, in step 2,  asks you to enter payment receipt # and then shows you the available stamping date for the USA consulate location(in India) selected. You select the available date and time and print the confirmation(MUST step).You need to carry this confirmation when you visit the consulate. It suggests a list of documents to carry for stamping.

Important Links:

  • All Important Aspects of H1B Visa Process: Know More.
  • United States Temporary Workers Registration Process: Read More