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Hi Saurabh,

I travelled to India last week in an emergency and I am in India now, I have changed my employer a few months back and I am working for him although my transfer is still in process, my new employer responded to an RFE and it is pending for approval.

However, I have my H1B Visa stamped with my old employer and it is  valid till 2018, so now can I travel back to US with my old employer Visa and with the receipt notice of my new employer ( as my new I797 is not approved yet and the transfer is still in process)? I am planning to travel in march last week so please suggest me. Also, my previous employer has already revoked his petition against which I have the valid Visa.

Please guide me in right direction.

Thanks for your help


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Hi Saurabh,

I am planning to travel this week. Can you please reply to my question if you have some time? Thanks again

Hi, Can you please confirm if everything went smooth with your travel?

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You currently don't have any active petition, correct? The previous one has been revoked and the new one is still pending.

My suggestion would be to wait for new petition's approval and then travel to US. You can use old visa stamp to enter (remember to explicitly tell PoE officer about the new approved petition or they would consider old revoked petition by default).

Is your transfer petition filed under PP?
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till the expiration of H1 stamping
It's good for you. Thanks much for sharing all this useful information. Hope you all set with your H1 approval.
Hi Geetika,
I have the similar situation as Bobb (Initiator of this forum). Good to know your travel situation went well. But can you please confirm one more time that, you were able to travel and reenter into USA on H1B Visa stamp of revoked petition of your old employer?
Yes you can Travel on your receipt notice and a valid H1B Visa stamp.
What if my previous petition which I have visa stamp on my passport is being revoked or already revoked? Can I still use that visa stamp to re-enter?