I entered US on H4 on Sep 2007(H4 for 6 months and expiry date feb 2008). while I was in india, my husband filed for my H1 and got selected in the lottery and got approved as well. Again, I got my H4 extension in Feb 2008 for another one year while in US. I went for a vacation to India for one month and came back in Mar 2008. Then I (my employer) applied for COS in March 2008 and got a reply stating that H1 status is invalid now (I am not aware that COS will affect my H1 and the employer have not told anything about this before applying COS or H4 extension).
1. Can I ask for the Approved petition I-797 from my employer?
2. Does the original I-797 has to be included for COS?
3. Can I apply for my new H1 using the old quota? If yes, when can I apply?