US Arrival visa stamp validity


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Hello Friends,

My current H-1b visa stamp expires on July 10, 2019. (I have new I797 valid till 2021 and I94 expires in Feb 2020.)

My question is can i travel outside of US for a short trip in May. I dont have immediate plans of getting h1b visa stamping.

Kindly advice. Thank you!



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1 hour ago, newacct said:

As long as you return to the US on or before July 10, you should be fine. Make sure to bring the new H1b petition approval with you when you enter.

This is very important. Make sure you hand over the new petition to the POE officer and ask politely to issue you a i94 based on new petition and not the old visa/petition. When home, make sure the online i94 reflects the new petition dates.  

We are seeing more and more cases where POE officer issued an i94 based on old petition or existing visa expiration. 

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