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Background: I was on H4 visa, working on H4-EAD (on C-26) permit. My H4 and H4-EAD expired on 8/31/2020, so I stopped working. H4 and H4-EAD extension renewal self filed on: 4/20/2020 in regular processing. My employer filed for New (cap) H1-B under CHANGE of STATUS, LCA was filed on 4/13 but actual petition was filed in June 1st week after certification. My H1-B got approved in August 3rd week and received I-797 with validity and effective from 10/01/2020 with the same I-94# as on H4. As my H4 extension is still pending with USCIS over 160 days. Now my employer said that they are going to withdraw my H1B. Questions: I am in USA, Q1. What is my exact current status on USCIS records before and after 10/1/2020, is it H1-B/H4? Q2. Is my current H4 petition void already? If not, what happens when it gets processed? Q3. Do I need to file another H4 extension if my employer withdraws H1-B petition? Is it before or in grace period? Q4. Can I transfer my H1 petition to someone after employer withdraws under cap exempt without any pay slips on H1-B status? Q5. Am I eligible for a H1-B withdrawal 60 days grace period, if my employer withdraws it before my H1-B gets effective? Thank you!

User's Location: Jersey City, Alabama, United States of America

Category: H1B Visa (Work Visa)