H1B Transfer Without I-797 Approval Notice

Question from Anshul

  • My H1-B was filed using I129 in November, 2011.
  • Got an Approval Status on March, 2012
  • However I left my employer who had filed my petition in February 2012 to join a new company
  • Can the new company utilize my approved petition?
  • I only have the receipt number with me.

H1B Transfer Without I-797

After reading few forums and Immigration Attorney Questions and answers, looks like you can apply for H1B Transfer (in reality its New H1B Visa application, not counted towards the cap) with the receipt number alone.

Your new company Immigration attorney should be able to answer this questions.

If you get your H1B from new company just by using the receipt number from previous approved H1B without I-797 approval notice, can you let us know if that worked?

Good luck with your H1B Transfer to new company.


  1. Anusha ankathi on January 24, 2018 at 10:16 PM

    I got h1 b approval from company A and am in h1b transfer to company B and i got my receipt number from Company B and waiting for approval notice and my company A revoked my approved H1B and now i planning to transfer to company C is that possible to transfer to company C without approval notice

  2. Kushal on June 4, 2017 at 9:37 PM

    Hi Raghu, I am in the same boat can I have a sooner consultation with you on this?


    • Raghu on June 7, 2017 at 5:53 AM

      Pick the Urgent Option and I will be able to talk to you in 24 hours.

    • Krish on August 26, 2017 at 1:54 PM

      I am in similar situations
      Need an advice to transfer the petition

  3. Tesst on June 25, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    What was the result of applying for this petition? I am in the same boat

  4. Manish on October 18, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Is there any answer to the above question. in the same situation.

  5. Yuvaraj on April 12, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Same situatuion..Please let us know !

  6. Ankit on April 11, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Hey guys,

    I’m also facing the same situation. Whatever be the solution please keep us posted.

  7. kalpesh on April 10, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Hi Anshul ,

    I have the similar situation like yours . Can you tell me what did your new company’s Attorney said ?? It will be of great help thanks ..

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