I am an Indian citizen (with an Indian passport) working in Paris on a long stay French visa (valid until 28/Apr/2015). I have a PHD from a US university in 2013 and a job offer (job starts 1/May/2015) from the same US university and qualified through the "cap exempt" H1B petition. My approved I-797 says that I can apply for H1B stamping at the Paris consulate in France.
The list of documents required for the interview are published on the US embassy in France's website as:
A valid passport
DS-160 online application confirmation page
One photograph taken within the last 6 months
Original of Form I-797. If the I-797 was approved more than two months prior to your visa interview, bring a letter from your employer confirming your continued employment.
The supporting documents are mentioned as being the I-797 in "original or copy".
My employer however did mail me a physical copy of the letter of employment. Alas my name is printed incorrectly (one letter is incorrect: I suppose that renders the name incorrect).
Since the employment letter is not a required document since my I-797 was approved last week and NOT 2 months ago, should I go ahead with scheduling a visa appointment in the interest of time? (I have 2.5 more months left on my French visa and I would like to get my US visa before this expires.)
However, just to be on the safe side, can my employer send me a corrected employment letter via email with an electronic signature as against a physical letter with an ink signature?
I don't want further delays in shipping of letters to affect my visa interview date and figured that a letter through email attachment would be way quicker (instantaneous) than postal mail service (1 week wait at least).