Travel to India soon after H1B transfer to get passport stamped. Which company's stamp will my passport have?

Aug 11, 2018 16 Comments

I got an offer from Microsoft. Being an immigrant on H-1B visa, MSFT had to transfer my H-1B visa. The H-1B visa transfer has been completed now.

I don't want to have gaps in my employment and so the day I end my work at F5 networks, (current company) I would like to join Microsoft, the very next business day.

I want to take a vacation to go to India before I join Microsoft. I will be using F5 networks' vacation (of course!). Which H-1B receipt will be used for the stamping? My new company's H-1B transfer receipt or my current company's H-1B receipt?


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TOP 16 Comments
  • Prosper


    Tall white dude
    Indians and their fking H1B questions!
    Tc or gtfo btw
    Aug 11, 2018 5
    • Salesforce


      Microsoft, Amazon
      TC sunte he fatt gayi saale ki. H1Bs get good salaries too.
      Aug 11, 2018
    • LinkedIn Trumpet
      Haha how can you assume on blind my ethnicity. Also I know H1 making 600+ TC. Toh us mein phat ne waali koi baat hi nai hai.
      Aug 11, 2018
  • Capital One / Other Hdjdj
    You don’t have to get MSFT visa stamp until your current visa stamp expires. You can show old visa stamp and new I797 approval notice at POE
    Aug 12, 2018 1
    • F5 Networks tJfz46
      But my current visa stamp will be for F5 networks. If I happen to travel outside USA before my visa expires and come back before my visa expires, without stamping then there will be a conflicts because my current employer will be MSFT but my current visa stamp will be F5.
      Aug 12, 2018
  • You should have a stamp with your current employer which in your case should be F5. The stamp depends on which approval notice 797 you have when you go to the embassy.
    Aug 11, 2018 1
    • F5 Networks tJfz46
      As I said I am already in F5 sponsored H-1B visa so I have the I797 from F5.

      I have another (second ) approval notice that is from MSFT because they transferred my H-1B visa.

      Now I have 2 H-1B receipts. One from my current employer,F5 and another from MSFT visa transfer.

      I never went to India after I received my H1-B visa and so I don't have H-1B stamp on my passport as yet. Which notice amongst the 2 will be used for stamping?
      Aug 11, 2018
  • PayPal justsick77
    OP, can you please update how did you proceed? I’m in the similar boat now and need suggestions. Thanks.
    Sep 20, 2019 0
  • ARRIS FBhw83
    Currently, I am in the same boat. Can you please share your experience and what did you do? Thanks.
    May 11, 2019 0
  • F5 Networks tJfz46
    Thanks. You said that I need to take new stamping based on Microsoft paperwork when visa expires. What does this mean? Why do I need new stamping when visa expires and why not when I travel to India. Suppose I travel to India as Microsoft employee, while returning back to USA, I will have to get Microsoft visa stamp else on return to USA, my passport will still have F5 visa stamp but I will not be an employee of F5 rather I will be Microsoft employee. Simply put when will I need Microsofts stamp on my visa?
    Aug 12, 2018 0
  • Autodesk wow
    You will have to get your stamping based on F5 paperwork. You will again have to get a new stamping based on Microsoft paperwork when this visa expires.
    You could have got a stamping based on Microsoft paperwork if you were residing outside of USA and then entering US as Microsoft employee.

    If you observe on the H1, you will see the company’s name. Now imagine you get your visa based on Microsoft, then try to enter the USA on that visa and then you show F5 paperwork at POE (you have to since you are still not MS employee)...that’s a conflict.
    Aug 11, 2018 0
  • Adobe / Eng

    Adobe Eng

    HP Inc
    Sr Engg Manager.
    Consider talking to your lawyer from Microsoft for such advice.
    Aug 11, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm Then what
    The one you work now not the future one. So whenever you go out again you ll have to carry the Microsoft approval if you have moved to Microsoft.
    Aug 11, 2018 0


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