Hi, Anil, I have a question regarding my latest I-94. My employer applied for my H1b extension and got the approval notice. The valid date is from 9/9/2019. However, before I could receive the hard copy, I had to go on a trip. So when I come back, I was using my old 797 with an valid through date on 9/18/2019. The CBP officer could only give me a I-94 till 9/28/2019 based on old I-797.
I’ve read some discussion online and people said the new I-94 date (9/28/2019) would void my new I-797(valid till 2/10/2021) and I would be considered illegal stay after 9/28. However, my attorney said it should not because my new I-797 effective start date is 9/9/2019.
I don’t have plans to travel recently but now I am debating whether I should cross the border to get it to match my new I-797 or it will be automatically rolled in once my new I-797 become effective?
We are also in the process of applying green card, not sure if the expired I-94 from CBP website would have any negative impact.
Appreciate your feedback on this issue.