So this is my situation:
My current H1b permit expires on Feb/2023, the company was able to get me a I-797 extension which is valid starting from that date.
I was visiting my family in my home country during the holidays, and took the chance to get the new H1b stamp, so I can travel after feb 2023.
The new H1b stamp was approved. However my previous visa stamp was marked with “cancelled without prejudice”, and the new H1b visa stamp has a note: “not valid until ten days prior to the petition validity date”.
Would that mean that now I don’t have a visa until Feb 2023 and I cannot go back to the US until then? or by petition validity date, they mean that my current I-797 (the one that is attached to the cancelled visa) is valid?
Hope it is clear!