My Spouse H1b Petition approved in Feb 2012 [ no more working with company filed H1b in 2012 ) & never used so far can be filed as CAP exempt by any new company as per some new rule in 2017..
This is true statement ..
We are in US from May 2016 & my Spouse started working as software developer on L2 EAD from jan 2018.
Looking for option to use the past approved H1b petition instead of waiting to file fresh h1b in April 2019.
Unfortunately , we lost the H1b approved documents , while moving from India to US. Have Case number only.
Case status shows"On February 28, 2012, we approved your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Receipt Number EAC XXX" We will mail your approval notice. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you move, go to www.uscis.gov/addresschange to give us your new mailing address."