This is Ram and currently in US on H1B visa and I94 is valid until OCT 1st 2014, I have applied for H1B extension through my firm and yet to receive the receipt no,Meanwhile I have a situation where I have to leave to India, so I have booked my tickets for SEP 5th 2014 and return on SEP 27th 2014. I do see below possibilities and have listed them as per my understanding, but would request you to confirm based on your expertise. 1. H1B extension petition being approved while I m in INDIA(I.e Between SEP 5th to Sep 27th of 2014). In this case I believe I will have to get the stamping INDIA before returning back to US. 1.1 If the petition is approved, while I m in INDIA(I.e Between SEP 5th to Sep 27th of 2014) and when I m going for stamping in INDIA, do I need to carry the HARD COPY of the new approved HIB petition copy I797. 2. Petition is still in review and not yet Approved or Rejected. In this case can I come back into US on SEP27th as per my existing I94, I ask this question because my existing I94 expires on OCT 1st 2014 and ideally only 4 days will be left. 3. Me traveling to INDIA, while the H1B extension is still in process, have any negative impact on the approval process or is there a possibility of having an RFE because of travelling to INDIA.