Hi,I am an Indian citizen in US on a valid H1-B expiring in november. My employer has already applied for my extension and I should get it in a month or two. I am planning to travel to india in december and stop in Paris on my way back. I wanted to know if I can get a french schenzen visa on a valid I-797 but expired H1-B stamp in US.
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Thanks for your question.
Please could you tell me the following:
1. What is your intended purpose of travel to France?
2. Will you simply be transiting in France and not leaving the airport?
I look forward to your response.
I am planning on leaving the airport and spend two days in Paris on my way back.
Thank you for confirming.
You should be able to apply for an ordinary short-stay Schengen visa from the French embassy in the US or one of the consulates.
In your application, you should enclose a copy of a letter from your employer to confirm that they have applied for an extension to your H1-B visa.
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