I received my H1B approval notice through my employer yesterday. The approval dates were from Jan 22, 2019 to Jan 23, 2019. (Total: 2 days, in the past)
I am worried about the unlawful presence in the US from the end-date until now. This is 100%, not my fault, as my employer never notified me about the H1B approval notice until last Saturday (03/30/2019).
Moreover, I have been consistently checking the USCIS case status since months and approval status never got updated there until now.
My concern is, I do not want to be the person who broke the law and I can’t take the mistakes counted on me.
What is the best possible way to handle my current situation?
To extend my stay in US using my F1 Stem OPT extension
To be a future legal immigrant in US or any other foreign country
Below are my Case history details:
Case ID: WAC181445****
Case Received 17-Apr-18
Received RFE: 8-May-18
H1B Notice Date: 22-Jan-19
H1B Response to RFE received by USCIS: 8-Jul-18
USCIS site visit for H1B: 25-Oct-18
H1B Approval Notice - My employer (A major Consulting firm) notified me: 03/30/2018
H1B Approval dates (From/to): Jan 22, 2019 to Jan 23, 2019
H1B approved: Total no of days: 2 days
Current Visa Type F1 - Student Visa
F-1 Visa Valid Until: 6-Jun-19
F1 STEM-OPT extn valid until: 1-Oct-19
Is my presence and employment in USA since H1B approval end date until current date is considered lawful?
Will it work, If my employer applies for an H1B NPT to USCIS for an extended status approval in my case?
Is my F-1 status is still considered to be valid? Am I allowed to stay in the USA until my F1- Stem OPT Extn end date (10/1/2019)?
Would the US immigration blacklist my profile on exit/re-entry?
If yes, would that be a problem to enter other countries?