Hello, I am planning to travel to Mexico in the first week of June.
My earlier H1B visa expires on 24th of July and I got a new H1B approval notice.
If I travel to Mexico on my earlier H1B visa which is still valid, do I need to get the new H1B visa stamping before coming back to US again? Does the same hold for h4 visa as well?
1. " If I travel to Mexico on my earlier H1B visa which is still valid, do I need to get the new H1B visa stamping before coming back to US again? " No, not if you remain in Mexico (or Canada) for less than 30 days. You will then be readmitted on your current I-94 (issued with your extended H-1B status) based on the "automatic re-validation" doctrine of the Contiguous Territory regulation.
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