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H1b Petition Validity Along With H4 Stamping

Discussion in 'H4 employment authorization' started by Harita Sama, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Harita Sama

    Harita Sama New Member

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    Hi,
    I have the following docs with me-
    1. h4 extension docs valid until May 2017
    2. Approved h1b petition valid from 10/01/2015 until August 2018
    None are stamped on my passport.

    I wish to travel to India ( from US) urgently and currently I have no project.
    I have the following questions:
    1. Is it
    advisable to travel to India (at all) since I understand, I will have to go for stamping. Can I come back with h4 stamped on my passport, will my h1b petition still hold valid. If yes, can I apply for change of status from h4 to h1 after coming to US and start looking for projects OR I shud get my h1b stamped only.

    2. If it is advisable to travel
    - should I travel before H1B visa validity starts (10.01.15) and with no project in hand
    - or, should I travel before H1B visa validity starts (10.01.15) and with a project in hand, but I join once I return to USA
    - or, should I travel after H1B visa validity starts but no project in hand.

    Thanks
     

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