H1B Visa stamp expired, 797 still valid for few more months, extension applied, can I travel

Hi I’m in a peculiar situation.
My Visa expired in 2021 but I have a 797 that’s valid until Aug 2023.
My employer will apply for an extension in March 2023.
Can I travel in April 2023?
Can I get my visa stamped for Aug 2023 date while my extension is pending?
What will be the case after my extension is approved?

Yes, extension of status is not impacted if you travel while it is being processed.


The new I-94 attached to the approval notice will govern your H1B status.

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