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kevin1177

H1-B Transfer Filing while I am not in US

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I am working with Employer A and Employer B filed H1-B transfer (extension of status) when I went on vacation (Outside US). If my H1-B transfer is approved with Employer B, will i be getting physical i-94 card? (or) Do I need to go out of the country and get the new visa stamped?

I am planning to Join Employer B on receipt.

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Most certainly you will not be getting a new I-94 and that you need to go out and get a new I-94. the reason being when someone submits the current I-94 for change of status or transfer.  But the applicant travels outside and arrives back with a new I-94 while the transfer or change of status is pending, uscis for some reason does not see that,atleast that is how it worked in the past. so they would only approve the petition but the extension of stay is not approved. so the onus is on the applicant to go out and enter with a new I-94 to complete the process. In the past you could get some grace time. but not in todays environment

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Thanks for your response. So, when they approve without I-94, will i go immediately out of status though my current I-94 is valid till Mar 2020? Also, can I join Employer B on receipt in my case?

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