I have an approved H1 which is valid from Oct 2013 and since that was filed initially without COS, My lawyer has separately filed just for COS from H4 to H1 and I am expecting a decision on the same in next two weeks of time. So in this context, I would like to get your valuable advice on my following queries:
I am expecting a decision on my Change of status from H4 to H1 by August 15th 2013, if in case my COS gets approved in next two weeks, then can I travel to India on August 18th or so (lets say if I get an approval by 15th or 16th August) and return by October 1st 2013. Does my travel in any case would effect my H1 status ?
I am tracking my COS case by the USCIS receipt number and if I find an approval decision in the USCIS site then can I travel based on the decision mentioned in the USCIS site as the USCIS generally takes some time in sending the approval notice package. I have an urgency where I am expected to be in India by August 20th 2013 so in this case can I travel immediately once I find a decision on the USCIS website?
If my COS gets approved then I believe my H1 comes into effect starting from October 1st 2013. Now as I am planning to travel to India post COS approval for 2-3weeks then can I also take a chance and go for stamping during that time so that I can travel to India at will on a stamped H1 visa(as I would be on COS and may not be able to travel to India for some time after October 2013).Will the consulate accept my case as I would be a holding a COS effective from October 1st 2013 or does the COS effective date has nothing to do with this?
If in case I go for a stamping and if my Visa gets denied at the Consulate back in India then can I return to U.S. on my H4 before October 1st 2013 and continue on my H1 COS post October. In such scenario, does my COS get effected due to my Visa denial back home or will it stand effective as usual from October 1st 2013 irrespective of the stamping result back home.
I am on H4 valid till Sep 2014, if I go for H1 stamping and if in case it gets approved back home then will the Consulate cancel my H4 on my H1 approval or will there be no effect on my H4 irrespective of the decision?
I have always requested for your suggestions and truly appreciate all your responses and great advices through this forum.
As usual, hoping to listen from you soon on my above concerns so that I can plan my things accordingly.
Thanks a lot for your time.