Hi everyone, Currently I am in USA with H1b visa(not stamped, extn) valid till may/2023.
My employer filed my extension in premium process and got my approval for 3 more years (till may/2026)
Now I have plans to visit India by first week of March 2023 and return by first week of April 2023. And dropbox appointment on 10th of March.
Here my question is,
- Do I need to use the current 797 or the new extension 797 for dropbox appointment?
- If I use the new extended 797 and get a visa stamp valid till 2026. Can I return to USA in the month of april which is actually before the new extn 797 start date (May/2023)?
I am preferring to use the new extension 797 because that gives me more years in the visa stamp.
Anyone faced such scenario? Please share your experience whichever is helpful. Thanks