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Any fish who got the H1B stamping done outside their home country? If so, please share name of countries (home/stamping) and experience details

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I did my first stamp in Paris and I am from south America. Just make sure you have your appointment set and all your documents (bring what they ask you and anything else you can think they could ask)

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No country is easier or will give you a better chance other than waiting times for an appointment might be better at different embassies. Note: I used to work at the department of state.

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Chile, and I am from India. Was traveling and took advantage of my visit. Was hassle free. This was a few months ago before all the latest drama began

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Paris, France. Home country is India and the process was a breeze

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Please revert back with the same? Mexico and Canada - these days Mexico is easier I have heard

If its the first stamp you are getting, it should be done in home country. I believe one of the Mexican consulates explicitly states this.

Received my initial H1B stamping in Ottawa, Canada. Home country is Zimbabwe

Austria and Mexico. Austria was a breeze - less than 10 minutes in and out. India home country

I did recently in India via Dropbox facility .. no interview, submitted my passport and xerox of 797.. got status of approval third day snd picked up on 4 th day

^k2 heard bad stories about delays in India

Off course all Counslates are over crowded in india due to significant number of H1B. Lot of my colleagues have gone to Canada and got Visa stamped with no issues

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