I got my FY13 New H1B approved after a 2-RFEs roller coaster ride. And things haven’t turned very positive even with the approval. The approval had unfortunately come for only a year. The 797 wud be expiring by March 1st week 2014.
I checked with my employer. He said there’s nothing to worry and he can file an extension as soon as I go there (I am in India now and have never travelled to the US before). I am not too sure of it though. I have very little faith in the employer. So, I have a few questions. Just a few :D.
1.) How difficult is an extension for a new 1 year approved H1B?
2.) If I get a H1 transfer done after I come there to the US and if the new 797 is valid till some date in 2016, Do I have to go outside US and get it stamped with the new employer?
3.) If my current employer files and extension and it gets approved, should I have to go outside US and get it stamped again?
4.) If both 2 and 3 happen, as in my current employer files an extension and I get my h1 transferred, do I have a choice of choosing between the 2? Also, would there be any complications in such cases of transfer + extension?