I came to US last year with H4 and I94.After i came here i got my H1B New petition approved with I797B.I would like to know can i work in US with an approved petition and I797B or i need to go back to my country and again get stamping in order to work here.I still have valid H4 and I94 till next year.Am i allowed to work in US with my current valid I94 and H1B New approved petition.
It depends on whether a change of status or consulate notification was requested on your H1 petition. If there is an I-94 attached to the I-797 then you are likely already in H1 status. If there is no I-94 and it lists a consulate at the bottom, then you must obtain a stamp before starting in H1 status. There are several issues that may exist if you obtained a change of status and are unaware of this. You should consult with an immigration attorney to get guidance on this.
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