Hi Saurabh and all Active Participants,
I have an approved H1B petition but did not ever work on it since I was on L1 visa. My H1sponsorer is not sharing the approved petition copy or I797. Petition number was shared and based on the inputs from this forum, I came to know that H1 transfer can be filed with the petition number alone. Please confirm.
Question 1: I’m currently in India. Can I request a copy of the approved petition or my Immigration file from USCIS based on FOIA ? Will the CD or the copies sent to India address? If not, can I give the address of a friend who is in US?
Question 2: I read that Notarizing the FOIA requesting form would have more value. Can I do so with an Indian notary?
Question 3: Can we hire an US Attorney to request the documents from USCIS through FOIA? Are Attorney’s authorized to do so? If yes, probable fee they might charge will be helpful.
Any inputs are highly appreciated.