I was working for Company A and we had filed for my H1(along with H4) extn in Sep 2018 which was approved till Sep 2021.
I transferred to Company B in Jun 2019. H1 transfer was approved till Dec 2021. We did not file separate H4 as I already had approved H4 petitions from above with Company A.
I filed for H4 extn in Aug 2021 requesting 4 months validity from Sep 2021 to Dec 2021. I had attached my H1 approval from Company B(expiring Dec 2021) as supporting evidence.
We then filed for an H1 + H4 extn later on for Jan 2022 till Dec 2024. Both H1 and H4 were approved for the requested duration.
We now recevied an RFE for the H4 filed in Aug 2021 (requesting Sep 2021 till Dec 2021) stating that - “Review does not indicate that a copy of I797 approval was submitted for Prinicipal Applicant establishing maintenance of status. Submit the most recent I797 approval for Prinicipal Applicant.”
Could the RFE be triggered only because the duration I had requested is now already in the past (Sep 2021 - Dec 2021) and they now want to check if I’m still on a valid H1?
Should I be responding with the Old H1(expiring Dec 2021) or new H1(2022-2024) or both. Should I also send the new H4?