Vamc123

i94 query

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I came to US in April 2016. I have H1B visa stamping till 2017, Dec 31st. 

I lost my job in Jan 2017, and within 60 days got a new employer to file my case. My case got Approved and received new i797B document with dates  May 08, 2017 - Oct 17, 2018.

My attorney suggested me to cross the border at Mexico & reenter to  get new i94 generated.

Q1) Is this required to do ?

Q2) How is the scenario at CBP @ EL Paso,Mexico , as I m planning to exit US & reenter from there ?

 

Thanks.

 

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I am also in same boat please let me know if you decide anything in that , we can both travel together .

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On 5/17/2017 at 8:15 PM, Vamc123 said:

I came to US in April 2016. I have H1B visa stamping till 2017, Dec 31st. 

I lost my job in Jan 2017, and within 60 days got a new employer to file my case. My case got Approved and received new i797B document with dates  May 08, 2017 - Oct 17, 2018.

My attorney suggested me to cross the border at Mexico & reenter to  get new i94 generated.

Q1) Is this required to do ?

Q2) How is the scenario at CBP @ EL Paso,Mexico , as I m planning to exit US & reenter from there ?

 

Thanks.

 

Did you get a I-94 along with the I-797. If not, you have to cross the border and get a I-94 as you already have valid stamping.

No issues. You can exit and enter from anywhere.

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18 hours ago, shekar11# said:

Did you get a I-94 along with the I-797. If not, you have to cross the border and get a I-94 as you already have valid stamping.

No issues. You can exit and enter from anywhere.

Thanks for replying. One query though, will the CBP check the old employer in the visa and New employer in the i797B. Will they ask me to get a new stamping?

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It is allowed and encouraged to use an existing H1 visa with a new petition.

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