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Hello,I am a physician of Internal medicine and rheumatology from libya and trained in US. Married and has two lovely kids Both US citizen. I did sign contract with US hospital and offer me petition to apply for non immigrant H1B. I did apply in Istanbul US consulate however I was put under administrative process for more than six months now. Can I apply for same visa category H1B at other US consulate? Or what’s your legal recommendationThank you
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Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if the news is not good that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

You understand that the issue you are having is the travel ban and that no one really knows when it will be lifted?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I’ve applied for H1B visa which technically should it affected by the ban for the libyan
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I meant to say should not it
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
They’ve ban for libyan citizens the immigrant visa, non immigrant visa (B1, B2 and B1/B2 visa as you know
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

Yes, I understand, but the reason that the ban exists is for security reasons because the governments from those listed countries are not helping with the security background checks that the U.S. wants to run. So while yes, the H-1B may not be banned for persons from Libya, that does not mean that you are totally unaffected. They are still going to run more background checks that could take awhile. No way to know how long. As to your question, most of the time, no, you could not go to another U.S. Embassy or Consulate unless you had a very urgent or emergency reason. This is to discourage forum shopping. Even if you did have an urgent or emergency reason, and another U.S. Embassy or Consulate took you for processing, there is no guarantee that you would not also undergo Administrative Processing there and more than likely you would still undergo it as I believe the reason for the Administrative Processing is most likely the security background checks. I wish I had better news for you, but hopefully the checks won't take too much longer.

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