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wanderer22

H1b petition expiry, visa expiry, I94 dates do not match

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After being on OPT, my H1B started on Oct 1st 2012. 

I went to India in December 2012, got a 221g and received my visa 3 weeks later.

 

On my H1b  visa, the 'PED' (Petition Expiry Date) is 30AUG2015, the 'Expiration Date' (I assume visa expiration date) is 14JAN2015,  and the electronic I94 from my most recent US reentry (in Aug 2013) lists the 'Admit Until Date' as 30th Aug 2015.

 

These multiple dates confuse me.

 

1)  If the petition is valid for 3 years. then the PED should have been Sep 30th 2015.  Why is it 30AUg2015?

1) If I visit India (or any other country outside of the US) and reenter the US between 14Jan2015 and 30AUG2015, will I be allowed back into the US?

2)  When I am supposed to renew my H1b?

 

Thanks

 

 

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please consult a lawyer.

 

these are the dates you need to consider:

- the H1 visa attached in your passport is your document to enter the US, if your visa is expired (1/14/2015), you cannot enter the US with it and you need to renew it first.

- the I-797 H1 approval is your document that proves your eligibility to work for your petitioner (and stay in the US), so as long as you are already in the US before 1/14/2015, you are legally allowed to work and stay until 8/30/2015.

- the I-94 dates coincides with your H1 approval validity (8/30/2015), it means you are allowed to stay in the US until the date specified unless you applied some kind of extension. if I-94 date is earlier than your H1 validity, you will need to leave the country (on or before I-94 expiration) and return to get a new I-94.

- you should renew your H1 before expiration (in your case 8/30/2015).

 

 

After being on OPT, my H1B started on Oct 1st 2012. 

I went to India in December 2012, got a 221g and received my visa 3 weeks later.

 

On my H1b  visa, the 'PED' (Petition Expiry Date) is 30AUG2015, the 'Expiration Date' (I assume visa expiration date) is 14JAN2015,  and the electronic I94 from my most recent US reentry (in Aug 2013) lists the 'Admit Until Date' as 30th Aug 2015.

 

These multiple dates confuse me.

 

1)  If the petition is valid for 3 years. then the PED should have been Sep 30th 2015.  Why is it 30AUg2015?

1) If I visit India (or any other country outside of the US) and reenter the US between 14Jan2015 and 30AUG2015, will I be allowed back into the US?

2)  When I am supposed to renew my H1b?

 

Thanks

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They do not need to be identical. Be aware of the differences or you will find yourself in trouble.

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