URGENT! Approved H1B and H1B transfer

  1. H1B Visa with company A validity - 11/13/2019 to 12/31/2021
  2. Came to the USA on 08/02/2020 and I94 validity 08/02/2020 to 01/10/2022.
  3. H1B extension filed on 11/01/2021 and RFE issued on 11/10/2021.
  4. H1B transfer filed with company B on 01/04/2022 and approved. I797A issued on 01/12/2022 with validity from 12/31/2021 to 12/21/2024.
  5. I was still working with company A until 02/28/2022.
  6. Company A submitted an RFE response to USCIS (02/17/2022) and the case was approved on 03/01/2022 with consular processing (i.e. I94 was not issued). I797B was issued with validity from 03/01/2022 to 12/31/2024.
  7. I started working with company B from 03/01/2022.


  1. Is my current status valid? (Considering my employment started with company B from 1st march 2022)
  2. What measures should I take as part of this transition from company A to Company B(wrt payrolls with Company A, I9/start date with Company B etc.,)?
    i. What happens to company A H1B ?
    ii. What if company A wont revoke my H1B?
    iii. What if company A runs a payroll for me for the month of march?
    iv. What confirmation should I take from company A that I exited from them on 02/28/2022.
  3. Should I leave the US and get my stamp done even if I switched to company B beginning 03/01/2022?
  4. In future, Will there be any issues if I go out of the country during visa stamping or for future extensions?
  5. What happens to H4 applications filed along with H1B extension with company A?

Yes! You can start the employment on or after the start date on the I-797 from employer B.

Nothing, unless you go for stamping and come travel back to the US to join employer A.

Its fine, their call. You can use this in future, within the validity period, to join employer A .

Not fine. You left the company effective 1st March so your last pay stub should only show salary till the employment end date. If they run the payroll and you deposit the pay, you will be in trouble as you can’t work for more than one employer at the same time unless the other employer filed concurrent H1B petition.

This depends on company policy if they will provide you will any letter stating your employment with them ended on 02/28.

No need if your employer B I-797 has a I-94 attached to it. I-94 governs your status in the US, visa is just a travel document required to enter the US.


They should eventually get denied once your employer withdraw H1B, which by law they are bound to.

Phewww, lot of questions. That sums up to $150/- as my fees… Just joking!! :slight_smile:

Hi Kalpesh

Thank you for answering all my queries! Really helps!