My 6 years on H1 visa ends March 2013. I exited US a week before that. I have a valid H1 B visa stamped till 2014. I am in India right now waiting for the I140 approval. After I140 approval, can i travel back to US on my existing H1 B visa or do i have to renew the H1B for travelling back?
Yes, on your existing H-1B visa stamp, if you still work for the same other any other employer in H-1B status AND your visa stamp is still valid.
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How did you get an H-1B visa valid until 2014 unless you are the beneficiary of an H-1B petition valid until 2014? If the H-1B petition is valid until 2014, and when your I-140 is approved, you can travel to the U.S.
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I-140 approval has little to do with anything. After the perm/I-140 having been in processing for at least a year and the extension of your H1B status, you will be able to travel on your current visa, if is still valid at the time.
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Also, inquiring your attorney of record will be the best policy on any pending issues as that professional is much better equipped to evaluate your case.
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