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Employer not giving I-797 A( Original approval notice).

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Hi RedBus2US team,

I am currently working on L-1 visa in USA with employer A. This year Employer B filed for my H-1 visa, and lucikly it got approved. Employer B after approval, shared only the I-797C. Now when I am asking for I-797 A( Original approval notice)with the new I-94, they are saying it will be shared once i join my first project.

My question is can they hold my I-797A like this?And if need arise can i jump to Employer C with the I-797C that they have provided me.


asked Aug 10, 2013 in L1, L2, H4, B Visas & Misc by anonymous (290 points)

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Some employers hold on to the 797 for fear of you changing employers.

However, they should provide you the bottom I-94 as that will govern your status from Oct 1. Ask them to provide that I-94 at least.

If you want to move to C, you can use just the receipt number for this. If you have approved 797, its better but you can do this w/ just the receipt number as well.
answered Aug 12, 2013 by Saurabh (136,110 points)
selected Aug 14, 2013 by anonymous
Hi Sauraubh,
Thanks for the reply.
It  amazes me, how promptly you and the RedBus2US team is helping out everyone with there queries.
All the best.
Thanks again,

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