Here you go - deleted it to hide it from my employer. You never know!
Current Scenario: I am working for Employer A on H1b visa for which my visa is still to be physically stamped on my passport. The i797A is approved until 2021. My earlier H1b visa stamp with previous employer has expired in March 2019.
I have received a job offer from Employer B and they will soon start the H1b petition (transfer) application on premium processing (mostly within the next couple of weeks)
Question 1: While staying employed with Employer A and while Employer B files my H1 transfer petition, can I go visit India and get the Employer A visa stamped? And later come back to the states and join Employer B if my visa gets approved?
Question 2: Because a new petition is in process, will this in any way lead to a denial? Either for the employer A visa stamping or Employer B visa transfer petition?
Question 3: If I decide to visit India after getting my Employer B visa approved, can I quit the current job (employer A) and go visit India with the new h1b approval copy, get it stamped on my passport and join Employer B on my return? Would being unemployed for that time period effect my chances?
Also note that the i94 on the bottom of my latest i797 approval page, shows valid until 2021. But online, it shows the expired date - March 2019.
What should I do here? Please suggest.