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Piyush Ranjan

Travel with New I797 but have a Valid Visa from Previous Employer

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I am planning a travel for India during Feb 2020 for 3 week, returning early Mar 2020.

I have moved to a New Employer I797 H1B. I have a Visa stamped from my previous Employer which is valid till July 2020.

Do I need to get Visa stamped for new Employer or Can I still travel with my Previous EMployer's Stamped Visa and New I797.

Please Suggest.

Thanks, 

 

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No need for a new visa. 

You can travel with current valid visa from the old employer and have your i797 ready in case CBP wants to take a peek.

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14 hours ago, Piyush Ranjan said:

I am planning a travel for India during Feb 2020 for 3 week, returning early Mar 2020.

I have moved to a New Employer I797 H1B. I have a Visa stamped from my previous Employer which is valid till July 2020.

Do I need to get Visa stamped for new Employer or Can I still travel with my Previous EMployer's Stamped Visa and New I797.

Please Suggest.

Thanks, 

 

You can travel with previous employer visa and new I797.

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16 hours ago, Piyush Ranjan said:

I am planning a travel for India during Feb 2020 for 3 week, returning early Mar 2020.

I have moved to a New Employer I797 H1B. I have a Visa stamped from my previous Employer which is valid till July 2020.

Do I need to get Visa stamped for new Employer or Can I still travel with my Previous EMployer's Stamped Visa and New I797.

Please Suggest.

Thanks, 

 

Not needed. Can use existing visa stamp from old employer.

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You can travel with the old valid visa and a copy of the new approval notice.

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As long as you have a valid Visa stamp on passport, it shouldn’t be a problem.

I went through the same scenario and I entered back in USA without any issues. But make sure to provide new I-797 so the I-94 validity will be updated to the new I-797 date instead of visa validity (or old I-797) .

This is not a legal advice but sharing my experience so it will be useful for fellow members.

I'm happy to share any further details if needed. 

Thanks!

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Hi Harry513,

Hi,

I entered to US with Valid Visa stamping and I-94 validity till 29th May 2020. Then I moved to another location with same employer, same client, amendment got approved with I-94 6th June 2020. (Aprrox. 10 days difference). Now Jan 2020 I have vacation plan to India, Do I need to go for stamping just for 10 days difference in I-94 ? If come back with out new stamping, shall I show new I79A copy to get new I-94 date in my passport ?

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On 12/20/2019 at 10:21 AM, Maharajan said:

Hi Harry513,

Hi,

I entered to US with Valid Visa stamping and I-94 validity till 29th May 2020. Then I moved to another location with same employer, same client, amendment got approved with I-94 6th June 2020. (Aprrox. 10 days difference). Now Jan 2020 I have vacation plan to India, Do I need to go for stamping just for 10 days difference in I-94 ? If come back with out new stamping, shall I show new I79A copy to get new I-94 date in my passport ?

No need for stamping. Just show your new I-797.

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