H1B Transfer using only the receipt number

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My H1b got approved on Jan 2018 but didnt go to stamping yet.A new company has acquired our previous one and the new employer is ready to file a H1B transfer.But the previous employer is not willing to share the approval copy.Can the new employer go ahead with the H1b transfer using the receipt number?

I am currently working in India and its not yet stamped yet? Will the new employer face any issues if he applies for transfer without approval copy ?

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Attorney's can use other options even though you don't have the I797 copy. Talk to your new employers attorney or immigration team to see how/what they plan on using if they don't have a I797 approval copy from previous employer. 

USCIS might issue an RFE for the missing I797, other than that no major issues. 

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