Question: My H-1B visa is expiring on 04/27/2017 and my new approval notice has validity start date of 10/27/2018. On I-129, my employer has mentioned extended employment from 10/11/2017 to 04/29/2019 and visa expiry was 04/27/2018 in I-129. My company has requested for typographic error. Is there a reason to worry?

Answer: Although USCIS should have covered the pending period and noted it on the validity from the date of submission, we have recently noticed that it is common to get USCIS to approve it from the time the case is looked into. As long as you have received date, receipt date and I-94, which covers you from the date of filing, you will be okay. Please do make a request to USCIS to correct and please preserve the service request related responses