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asked May 5, 2016 in H1B: H4 Visas,Stamping by anonymous

Hello,

Greetings!

We are planning to go to H1B and H4 Visa stamping  in 01-JUNE-2016 at India. Our Child(8 year old) passport is expiring in 01-MAR 2017.

My 797 extension is approved till APR-2018. 

So When we are going for Visa stamping, our child passport will have 9 months validity.

Do we need to get a new passport for our child?

Please help us.

Thanks,

Nandhini

1 Answer

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answered May 6, 2016 by dan (24,524 points)
It is a good idea to get the passport renewed. However, as long as it is valid for 6 months, the consulate will still stamp the visa. In most cases, visa will be stamped until the expiration of passport or at the consular discretion to stamp until visa dates.

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