Jump to content
All posts are moderated, so it will take time for your post to appear!
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Sign in to follow this  
amar14

H1B approval without I 94

Recommended Posts

Hi,

I was on OPT till end of december. My employer applied for H1B in december and I received I 797C form with approval date for 2 years. But noticed that that form does not have I 94. Does that mean my H1B was not approved and am I out of status.

Thanks,

Share this post


Link to post

C is normally for receipt notice and not approval notice.

Have you read the notice? Does it say that change of status has been approved?

Share this post


Link to post

I-797 C is the Receipt and NOT approval notice

Your Attorney should have received I-797 A and there will I-94 attached on the lower section, if you received I-797 B, then there will be NO I-94 and you will have to leave the country get stamping done and re-enter....

When was your petition approved?

Share this post


Link to post

I797C is a courtesy copy of the H1b approval. Ideally, this is sent to attorney/ employer for their records purposes only. This doesn't include I-94.

This happened to me too a couple of months back. Got a copy of I797C with no I-94, but after few weeks I got I-797A , it had I-94 too.

Share this post


Link to post

I797C is not your approval document. that is just your copy of approval notice. your employer or attorney will have the original approval document which will be quoted as I797A/I797B. if you receive I797A/B without I94 you have to leave the country immediately and have the visa stamped and acquire new I94.

if you receive I797A with i94 then you are all set

Share this post


Link to post

Hi, I am also in the same position, my I-797c got approved for 2years but no I94. Am I still eligible to work? How long will it take to get I797a ?

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
×