I’m so happy that i found this site. I have many confusions right now and there is no proper platform to get clarification. Hope i find answers to all my questions on this site. My situation is a little complicated.
Short i94 expiry given for H4 - by mistake
I got married in Nov, 2017 and i came to US in Jan, 2018 on H4 visa. My husband had H1 stamping till May 2019 with the old employer (Say ‘A’) and hence i got stamping till May 2019.
But my i-94 got issued only till May 2018 (probably bi-mistake).
Employer A H1B project over - Feb 2018
We saw it in the month of Feb, 2018 and by the time we approached my husband’s attorney, his project got ended with employer ‘A’ and hence his lawyer said he cannot file for my extension.
H1B transfer - Emp B - H4 extension, H4 EAD filed - regular application
After 45 days, my husband found a new job with employer ‘B’. 'B’s lawyer filed my husband’s H1b, my H4 extension and my also H4 EAD at the same time(in April, 2018).
H1B job lost - Employer B lay off
Problem started here, employer ‘B’ didn’t file H1 transfer under premium.
Within 3 months, my husband got fired from the job with employer ‘B’.
At this point of time, he only has H1 transfer receipt (read: no approval).
Employer ‘B’ gave a deadline of 10 days to transfer my husband’s H1b, after 10 days, they’ll withdraw their H1 transfer from USCIS which will in turn affect my H4 extension and EAD.
H1B transfer - Employer C
Now my husband found new job with employer ‘C’ and eventually ‘B’ withdrew his H1 from USCIS.
H4 left the country since i94 expired
In the mean time, since my i-94 is expired, i left the country.
H4 is valid till May 2019, H1B - Emp C - Oct 2019
Now my husband has visa till Oct, 2019 with employer ‘C’ and my H4 is valid till May, 2019 with his employer ‘A’.
1. Will i94 be stamped till May 2019 or Oct 2019?
When I re-enter the USA, will i get i-94 only till May, 2019 or will i get it till Oct, 2019 by showing my husband’s new i-797?
2. Status of H4 extension and H4 EAD - Applied with Emp A?
If i get it only till May, 2019, then should i apply for extension again to get it till Oct, 2019? Also what happens to my applied H4 extension and EAD(applied through employer ‘B’)? (The status of the case is shown as: ‘in process’)