H1b Change of employer Approval Consulate Field Blank - Need to join new employer


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Hi,

 

My new employer filed H1b in premium a week back in Vermont service center and on 01/24 my attorney got an approval email stating the following with I129 approval.

 

 

Classification: H1B
Starting Validity Date: 01/27/2014
Ending Validity Date: 01/26/17
Consulate notified (if applicable):
I-94 # (if applicable): I-94 number

 

My original I94 is valid until Sep 2015. Now my attorney saying that it would take upto 10 days to get the I797 copy  by mail but with email approval it does not make difference as your I94 is mentioned in email approval and I can join. Also I want to join the employer next week basis the email approval.

 

Does any one have idea if Consulate notified is blank then would it be I797A?

 

I know it is always safe to have I797 in hand and thend ecide but I am kind of hurry to join my employer coming week. I have never been out of job and I have my H1b intact maintained with all py stubs untill now.

 

I admit that I am not expert in immigration so asking to people who actually understand it.

 

Please advise.
 

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Hi Rahul, Did not get that quiet.

"if not you won't get the I94 with the 797"

 

1. Are you referring to email I94 (I have not received hard copy yet), i only have an email approved until now.

 

2. and what is the purpose of keeping consulate field blank and in curiousity what if the consulate name is mentioned.

 

I am not expert in immigration stuff so asking, appolgies if you feel I am asking things in details.

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My question again and I am sorry if I am askling: what means when consulate name is blank and what is purpose of using consulate name or leaving it blank on curiousity

That field says which consulate you should attend for visa interview, that's it. If it is blank then you can attend the interview at any consulate.

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Could you also Please advise me the worse case scenario.

Let's say I join new employer and i don't get I 94 attached then what is worse case scenario provided my visa stamp is valid till sep 2015.

Do I have to leave country and re enter again

Or would u have to go for visa stamping again?

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Could you also Please advise me the worse case scenario.

Let's say I join new employer and i don't get I 94 attached then what is worse case scenario provided my visa stamp is valid till sep 2015.

Do I have to leave country and re enter again

Or would u have to go for visa stamping again?

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Hi,

 

One more query. I just received I797C; Notice Type: Approval Notice for Dependents (Wife and Daughter). Its a plain paper provides the 

 

Notice type: Approval Notice

Class: H4

Valid From 01/27/2014 to 01/26/2017.

 

It also mentioned applicant name as my wife and daughter.

 

It also says applicant must keep lower part of document with themself with old I94.

 

but there is not I94 attahced to it at bottom. 

 

I have following queries:

 

1. Do you have any Idea the I94 part. or does that means its a notification and the orginal goes to attorney.

 

2. Does this gurantee issue of I797A for me which will go to lawyer

 

3. Does USCIS dispatch this notice to my my address and original notice to my attorney same day. I am asking this to find out if my attorney will receiev it by tomorrow morning or will I have to wait few more days.

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