After a recent international trip the CBP officer stamped the date for the I94 based on my current H1B visa set to expire in August instead of the dates on my news I797 ending in 2022. I did show the CBP officer my new I797.
What are my options now?
- Visit a CBP deferred unit and get the I94 changed
- Travel again before the I94 expiration and get new visa and return
- Travel within 180 days of the I94 expiry and get a new stamp and I94 on reentry. Apparently this is an option according to company lawyers.
What I have learned is the I94 attached to your new I797 trumps any existing I94. So for instance if you have never travelled since you got your new I797 and your visa expired your default I94 would be the one on your new I797. If any one can validate this explanation or offer any suggestions I would really appreciate it.