H1B Amendment approval is shorter than base petition's longer validity

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One quick question:
You found truvisa.com on Google or someone shared it with you?

Was googling to track the h1bs…i was checking trackitt until now.

Good :).
Not sure if you have used this or not:

Yep i saw this one…i assume its crowd sourced? If yes than any other data pointers, all displayed at one place like a dashboard would be really helpful. I surely see that lot of your threads are elaborate.

Ok… thanks for the feedback.

Yes, this is new and crowd sourced.

Anil, hope you are doing good. A quick follow up question on whether my petition is eligible for a Premium processing. Mine is over 160 days now and thinking to bump it up to PP so that i can some time for plan b and c incase of denial: Below are the details.

Location : WAC (Calif)
Visa : H1B
i140 Approved: Yes
Role Change: Yes
Extension included: Yes
Latest i94: May10th, 2019
Base Petition i94 : 2020 (Different location and different role)

No, you are not eligible for Premium processing at this time.

Thanks for the response. Would you mind to specify under what criteria?
I was reading the below literature from the USCIC website
" 1. Cap-exempt petitions that are filed exclusively at the California Service Center because the employer is cap exempt or because the beneficiary will be employed at a qualifying cap exempt institution, entity, or organization;"

Is your employer cap-exempt employer?

In your first post, you have mentioned that you work for a tier 1 MNC (consulting company) and i assume it is a for-profit company.

That makes it in-eligible to apply for premium processing at California Service center until Feb 19, 2019.

Ahh…take it easy :frowning: got it wrong

ohh…my apologies if that sounded harsh.
I just replied normally though :slight_smile:

No way…you are doing a great job and a lot us owe you!!! I meant my understand was not right about “cap Exempt”… i was under impression that corporates too make it to “exempt” list :). Again,i want to thank you for all the work you do.

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Hi Anil,

I have the exact same case. My underlying H1-B I797 is valid until Jan 2021, my amendment because of location change (from A to B) was valid until March 2020. So the lawyers filed for an extension which got denied yesterday. Now I am no longer working at that (B) location, but back working from my original location (A). What are my options? Can I continue working at my previous location? Do I still need to file for any extension or amendment?

Did you read my answers above if your situation is exact same?

Hi Anil,
Thanks for your response.
Yes I did read the answers. The only thing that casts a doubt is your last bullet regarding taking action before my i94 expiration. As of my last entry to the US, my i94 says admit until Feb 2019. The i94 that came with the first approval says Jan 2021 and the one with the amendment approval (one received last) says March
2020. So can you please clarify which i94 do I need to go by and what does it mean?

The most recent i94 takes precedence.

Hi Anil,
Thanks for the response. The most recent one I received was valid until March 2020. So does this mean that I am currently out of status and need to leave the country? My company says that they will be filing for an extension. When they do can I resume work when the petition is filed and receipt is received or do I need to wait for approval or can I resume work now itself?

My scenario:

  1. My H1B expires on 09/10/2020
  2. I got a new Job, which required me to file an Amendment, filed amendment on 02/10/2020.
  3. My Employer filed for my Extension and Amendment together.
  4. I got the Approval notice today but dates mentioned are Valid from 02/10/2020 to 09/10/2020

Question: Why i didn’t get approval for 3 years (09/10/2023), my client and vendor letter mentioned as long term project and I hold approved i-140.
Do i need to file H1B extension again?