In correct extension approval start year between H1B and H4

Indraneel Aich

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My H1B extension was filled on 09/18/2018 with an intended start date of employment 09/12/2018 in LCA.

Both H1B and H4 extension were approved on 03/11/2019. My H1B expiry date was also 03/11/2019. Although both the approvals(H1B and H4) having same end date/year but starting year is different.

H1b approval start date is - 09/18/2019

H4 approval start date is - 09/18/2018

Mind the difference of 1 year in between.

Now as I raised Service Request via my employer in USCIS, they came with below reply -

"Upon review of our records, we have determined that the effective validity dates you have been granted on your Form I-129 petition for Nonimmigrant worker, are without defect, as they reflect those requested by the petition prepare"


This makes clueless both me and my employeer.

We checked in petition start date was asked 09/12/2018 not 09/18/2019.

Now my questions are

1.What does it mean from the response?

2.Is my current stay till 09/18/2019 is illegal as my previous expiry was 03/11/2019?

3. My previous I 94 was expiring on 06/21/2019. Can i stay beyond that as my extension is approved?

What are my next step?

A quick reply will be appreciated

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