Is ECNR stamp compulsory for applying H1B visa of US?

Hello, I have already applied for H1B visa and submitted form for visa interview. I was just about to take interview date. Someone told me about having ECNR stamp on my passport. I was not aware of ECR/ECNR stamp before.. My passport was issued in 2007 when I was doing my engineering. I do have ECR stamp on my passport. Passport officer told me that I need to have new passport for ECNR stamping. New passport will come with new number. What should I do? I have already wrote my current passport number in visa interview form.

asked Apr 17 '13 at 13:13 by Nik22 112


There is no relation of US visa process with ECNR stamp. ECR/ECNR is Indian emigration policy for people leaving India and USA has no relation in it.

As per Indian emigration policy, For traveling to USA, ECNR is not needed.

answered Apr 18 '13 at 23:09 by Pankaj Batra 5.2k320

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Thanks a lot Pankaj. I took interview date. Lets see the result. Thank you for building my confidence and clearing ideas. God bless!
(Apr 20 '13 at 20:33) Nik22

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