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Have an approved h1b starting Jan 15 2020. Current f1 expires Jan 15 2020 as well. Is it possible to leave the country in December, get the h1b stamp, and come back on h1b but *before* h1b start date?

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It is possible up to 15 or 30 days in advance, can’t remember the exact amount

With current trends, travel for stamping is not advisable specially for consultants. If you’re in a project that requires travel to client sites, you’re going to squat back home for atleast a couple weeks on admin processing

I'm not a consultant. I work at a corporate

Why do you need a stamp? You can begin work the day your H1b is effective without needing a stamp unless you've been told that your COS is consular processing for some reason? Also how come your H1b starts in Jan instead of Oct? Just curious

Aah k, got it.

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