Hi, My H1b was approved in March 2022 and neither my employer nor my attorney received my original i797A approval notice. However, I have received a i797c courtesy approval notice. My attorney raised a service request but no response on that. Then, they decided to raise a I-824 and its in progress but I havent received the receipt notice yet. The processing times on the USCIS website for I-824 says 18 months. Now the issue is, I have not travelled to India for more than 5 years and I have to go in-person stamping if I travel. Is it safe to travel without i797A (H1b approval notice) with i-824 receipt notice(if I receive one) ? Can someone share yours thoughts on this ? If anyone faced same situation, please let me know.
Hi, My H1b was approved in Sep 2016 but I was not able to get a job, so my employer applied change of status to H4 within 3 months period. Then, after few more months when I asked for my H1 copy, my employer sent me the copy but revoked my H1b. So, basically I have never used my H1b. Meanwhile in 2020, I got my H4 EAD and started working using that. I have my H4 EAD till mid of next year. As there is a huge backlog in H4 EAD approval these days, to my knowledge it is taking more than one year for EAD approval, was wondering if it is possible to use my H1b. My question is, if my current employer is ready, is it possible reinstate my H1b ? Looking forward for clarification. Thanks!