My H1B and I94 expires May 2019 and my company is applying an extension now. Once my extension gets approved, I will be getting a new I797 with new I94 attahced to it.
But, the online data for my I94 will remain the same until I travel and reenter US. My question is, after getting my new I797 should I travel outside US and re enter to get my online I94 date updated?
Also, I know that if passport expires early than the H1B, I94 will be issued only till the passport expiry date. So, once the passport gets renewed I MUST get the I94 renewed, though still the I94 attached to the I797 has expiry date as the H1B expiry date. I see both the above scenarios are similar, but why if passport expires I94 be renewed?