Multiple visas on passport: B-1/B-2 and H-1B Validity

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Namaste! Rajiv ji, I have been listening to your podcasts discussing various situations and scenarios with valuable information about real life examples you share during your weekly podcasts and want to thank you for your time helping people like me through your forums. I have a question if you could share your thoughts on it I will greatly appreciate your response. If someone has a B-1 B-2 Visa valid for 10 years. Then they get H-1B Visa for 3 years and enters US using it. What happens to the B-1 B-2 Visa? Is it cancelled after H-1B is issued? If not, what if H-1B Visa expires or if it is revoked prematurely, does B-1 B-2 Visa still remain valid and can be used for travel in and out of US? Thank You!


The SOP should be that all existing visas are revoked when you apply for an H-1B. But, normally, consulates do not revoke existing visas like B-1/B-2. In such cases, those visas are still valid.