This site is a very helpful site. Can anyone help me asap please?
I am having my I797 Approval notice (H1B) valid until SEP 2009. My I-94 white card expired by Aug 2007.
1) When I am departing U.S. in May 2008 - Should I need to surrender my expired I-94 White card and valid I-94 portion in the bottom of my I797 - H1B approval notice together?
2) While returning back new I-94 card will be issued which will be valid until Sep 2009. If I want to go out of U.S before Sep 2009, I can surrender my new i-94 white card which will be valid until Sep 2009. (I wont have the lower portion of I797 Approval notice - I-94 anymore as I surrendered during my departure in May 2008). There wont be any problem. Is that correct?
3) During my earlier visits to India, I never surrendered I-94 - lower portion of I797 even when my white I-94 card was expired at the time of leaving U.S. I never had any issue at POE. Is it a new requirement to surrender both white I-94 Expired card and valid I-94 at the bottom of the I797 Approval notice?
Any help is appreciated.