Can i travel to my home country with 8 months to expiry of H1B visa?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Flushing, NY

My H1B visa expire in end of September 2013. I am planing a trip to my home country in 1st week of February for 2 weeks. I haven't filed for extension yet. I will do that once i come back. Really appreciate a response.

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  1. Justin G. Randolph

    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . In my opinion, you should be fine. It's nowhere near expiring.

    My answering this question does not form an attorney-client relationship. Always retain a qualified attorney... more
  2. Eric Elliot Ludin

    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . I don't see any problem based on what you are saying. Is there some other reason you are concerned other than the H1B expiration date?

  3. Tripti Sharad Sharma


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . When does the I-94 expire? If you travel very close to its expiration without the employer seeking an extension, it will be difficult to convince the Officer upon return that the job offer is still open.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more

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