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bayarea07
02-04-2011, 05:30 PM
Hello,
I have a H1B from my previous employer and my H1B Visa (not I-94) is valid untill 6th September 2011,However I moved on to a different employer in August 2010 and through them i filed a H1B Transfer and Extension (application was approved in January 2011).

However i have to make a emergency visit to India (New Delhi) this month, so do i need to re-stamp my visa again for the new employer or can i re-enter US based on my old h1 visa and at the Port of Entry show my new H1 docs.
Is that a valid thing to do or do i need to re-stamp my visa.

fyi.. my H1 was extended by 3 more years because of pending I-485 Application


Few More Details to Add Here -
I will be travelling to India on 15th February and Returning Back to USA on 20th March 2011 and my Old H1 Visa Stamp is Valid untill 6th September 2011.

hibworker
02-04-2011, 05:50 PM
You can use existing visa + new approval notice. Make sure that on arrival the I-94 is stamped until expiration on new approval notice and not the visa expiration date.

bayarea07
02-05-2011, 06:56 PM
Thanks @hibworker
Have you tried this option before.

You can use existing visa + new approval notice. Make sure that on arrival the I-94 is stamped until expiration on new approval notice and not the visa expiration date.

sideeque
02-05-2011, 10:58 PM
I tried it. They might wont ask new approval notice. You should show that and get the expiry date in I-94 as same as your latest I-797 Approval notice.

You don't need to stamp visa as its not expired.....

Have a nice trip to India.

hibworker
02-05-2011, 11:07 PM
Thanks @hibworker
Have you tried this option before.

Yes - it is quite smooth.