Travelling to US for first time within one month of visa expiry h1b Hi My visa was issued on Jun 26 2012. Petition date/h1 b expiry date - Mar 9 My employer has booked my tickets for Feb 1 So I just have about a month time to file for extension and as it is feb I just have a mere 27 days left in the clock. As I am travelling for the first time I don't have a SSN as well What are my chances of filing the extension realistically? Will I be questioned at POE about late travel though I was issued only for 9 months at the first place Is there any chance that the immigration officer will issue me I94 form for more days than actual expiry What are your suggestions? Any response is much appreciated
Your employer can start the pre-work now even before you enter US. This includes getting the LCA certified and collecting other documents. Once you reach US, you can provide them copy of your latest I-94 and they can submit the application.
The PoE officer will issue I-94 either until petition expiration date or give you another 10 days from that end date.
I am also in a similar situation. How was your experience? Appreciate your quick response.