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Judith Ludwic, Immigration Lawyer
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Experience:  34 years as practicing immigration attorney, with non-immigrant and immigrant visa experience.
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My brother got his H1 Visa approved in Pakistan (January

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Hi ,
My brother got his H1 Visa approved in Pakistan (January 7th 2008) but never came to united states on H1 Visa. But he came to United States on F1 Visa in 2012 for doing MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He graduated last year and applied for H1 now in lottery but did not get the visa. My question can he apply expired 2008 H1 Visa and get that approved.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Judith Ludwic replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is Judith. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions. I have 34 years experience as a licensed immigration attorney.
USCIS policy is that if your brother has an approved petition that was not revoked by the petitioning employer prior to the effective date he can use that cap quota number for a petition filed by a new employer and not be subject to the cap.
He needs either the I-797 Notice of Action approval notice of the H1B petition or he needs a copy of the actual approved petition which he can obtain throu a FOIA request using form G-639 for the new employer to attach to their petition for new employment and change of status from F1 to H1B.I see this is the first time you are using JA and I am eager to make this a positive experience for you. Please ask follow-up questions if my answer is not clear.
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