Can I go to Canada for my First H1B stamping on Expired F1 Stamped Visa,My F1 Stamped visa IS Expiring ON 14 /06/2013

Asked about 1 year ago - New York, NY

1) Actully i came to USA on student visa on 08/08/2008, My F1b Stamped visa is expiring on 14/July/2013.
2)currently I am on OPT - Extension....I have vaild I-20 & OPT till 2014.
3)My company applied for my H1b this year 20113 march and it got approved.
4)But I am not getting Interview Dates Before 14th july.
5)I am getting dates after 28th july to 28 august.
6)I have visitor visa to Canada

So my question is : my visa stamped date is going to expire on 14/july & then can i go for h1b stamping on 28th july?

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Generally speaking, a nonimmigrant visa foil can be processed in any US consulate who would agree to accept jurisdiction.

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  2. Anu Gupta

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    Answered . No, generally, you cannot go to Canada to get a first time H1 issued. You can only go if you have already been issued that type of visa in the past. Please visit the consulate's website to confirm. These rules change very frequently.

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  3. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Yes, but you got to be psychologically ready to depart Canada for your country of nationality and apply for the H-1B there, in case your H-1B visa application gets rejected in Toronto or Ottawa. Not very likely, but you never know..

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  4. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . I agree with Attorney Gupta.

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