My H1B petition was filed by company A and it was approved in 2014. Due to personal reasons, I didn’t proceed for stamping with company A.I then switched to a large MNC B and B is interested in H1B transfer but they are asking for my I-797 of my approved H1B petition.As I didn’t agree to the terms of A, they didn’t share any documents except the receipt no.However, I used FOIA and was able to get a copy of my approved H1B petition.In the cover letter response to my FOIA, USCIS stated that"We did not locate a copy of the I-797 Approval Notice document responsive to this request in theresponsive records; however, we did locate a copy of the approved I-129 petition."
Does that mean was there no I-797 dispatched in the first place? Or was it not archived and hence could not be located?How do I get hold of the I-797 without involving company A? Please let me know. Your suggestions/answers are highly appreciated and would enable me with the transfer.
I also read in Redbus2US and other immigration forums that receipt no. alone is sufficient for H1B transfer but my new company B is insisting on that.
Thanks in advance.