Hi Anil, I apologize i should have provided more details,
H1b extension is stuck in security check
so my initial H1b extension is stuck in security check and there is no status for H1B transfer except that USCIS received the application and we got the acknowledgement receipt but because this was filed in normal processing (because USCIS is not taking transfers in premium as if now ) we don’t know how long this will take.
I did ask my employer that if he is facing any issue with his other petitions and seems like he does but he didnt give a very clear answer on that now i have few questions based on this thing -
Waiting for H1B extension result after 240 days of i94 expiry
Now that we don’t know how long this security clearance will take and my 240 days after i94 expiry ended on June 1 2018 and i have stopped working since then.
I have been told it is okay to stay in US (Not working) while i wait for decision pending H1B extension petition.
If H1B extension is denied - Unlawful presence will start from 240 days after i94 expiry?
However I’m very close to 6 months now (180 days) and for any reason let say this H1B extension gets denied after Nov (180 days) then my unlawful presence will go back and start from June 1 2018 and by law if i am in US unlawfully more then 180 days i am barred to reenter for 3 years.
This is a big concern for me, Please let me know if this is applicable in my case and what you suggest.
Can I start working for H1b transfer on receipt?
based on my previous point my new employer already filed for transfer under normal processing after 240 days on initial H1B extension and received the receipt so does this renew the 240 days and now my status is H1B pending?
and can i start working for this new employer and what would happen if initial h1b extension gets denied. does it mean that if new petition will get approved it will be with consular processing (which I’m okay with).
What if H1B extension is denied?
also if let say H1B extension gets denied and im still waiting on H1B transfer petition, can i continue to work for new employer till i get a decision on new h1b transfer petition so or and i have to leave and wait outside US for it to get adjudicated.