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Cap gap i20 required for h1b visa interview?

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    I am currently on OPT STEM. My H1B got approved hence I am automatically on CAP-GAP.
    I called my DSO and she said your SEVIS shows you are on CAP GAP. I would like to know if a CAP GAP I20 is a necessary document and if I will need it during my Visa interview? Also, will I need that I20 for any other purpose?
    I do have my OPT STEM I20 which I used to renew my driver's license but thats about it. I don't know if I should ask my DSO to send me a new I20 for cap gap. She said confirm with the consulate if you need one, when I called the consulate the customer service told me to email them and that wasn't very helpful.

    Also, does anyone know if there is a delay in visa processing in India?

    Thanks, I appreciate your help!

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      • #4
        1. Nice to have
        2. Might be
        3. Ask your DSO to send the cap gap I20. It can be handy if you need anything before Oct 1st


        • #5
          1) Its better to have the CAP GAP i20 but generally they will ask about the new status rather than old stuff and you said status is approved for H1b 2) You might need it when you renew your H1b some times they might ask you to prove your legal status during your previous stay 3) Better to get a note and also would be good to get a letter from DSO stating that you are in a Legal status with school for the duration. No Idea for delay in processing