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USCIS Updates FAQs on employment authorization for certain H-4 dependent spouses
My H-1B was approved in 2008 (October 2008 to October 2011), but I did not get an H-1B visa stamp. Would I be considered cap exempt?
FY 2008 falls within 6-years of FY 2015. You should be able to seek a CAP exempt H-1B to reenter the U.S. However, the USCIS reserves the discretion to either accept or reject petitions of this nature.
Do two H1B applications from two different employers increase the lottery chances for me?
Two distinct employers would be treated as having filed two distinct petitions. The two should be completely unrelated and not rely on the same end client documentation/contract(s).
My company had given me a pdf scanned copy of my W2. Can I take that printout to the US embassy when I go for my H1b stamping or is a official copy of W2 required?
A photocopy should be sufficient.
I got visa stamping on September 10th 2014 and valid till 2016. The requirement will be open on January 2015. Do we have any time limit to travel to US after stamping?
If this is an H-1B Visa, there is no requirement to enter the U.S. within a certain period; you could enter anytime during the validity of the approval. However, you must be prepared to explain the delay at the Port of Entry.
I got my H1B approved this April and I am travelling to India in this October , so should I submit the I-94 in the Indian embassy while going there for stamping or should I submit it at the USA airport at check-in before travelling to India?
The I-94 is known as the arrival-departure record and will be taken from you at the POE (Airport).
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