I was on valid H1B till 13th Jan,2018 . My spouse’s employer filed for H1 to H4 COS for me effective 22nd Jan,2018.
Now I am planning to go outside USA in May,2018 but result for COS is still in progress.
Can i go out and come back in June with a new H4 stamping ?
Will it make me out of status from Jan to June as my COS was not approved.Can that be an issue in future COS ?
What is the best alternate I do have ?
I had recently seen the case where candidate applied for COS from F1 to H1 and departed from US while the change of status was pending.
The letter said:
Because the beneficiary departed the US while the change of status was pending, the beneficiary is considered to have abandoned the request for a change of nonimmigrant status. The beneficiary’s return to US does not negate the abandonment of status.
So, I would suggest not to leave US until you get your COS approved.
Hope this helps!