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Hi, I have query regarding Cooling off period for my visa. Here is my entry and exit dates from US. Visa Type Entry Date(US) Departure Date(US) Total no of days in US L1B 16-Nov-13 09-Dec-13 23 Days L1B 23-Dec-13 23-Oct-16 2 years 10 months B1 9-Apr-17 1-Jun-17 56 Days H1B 26-Oct-17 22-Apr-19 1 year 6 Months H1B 19-May-19 Till Now 1 year 5 Months Q1: I have applied my H1B visa extension in September 2020. Based upon my entry and exit dates, do you think I am eligible to get visa extension for next 3 years that's' till 2023? Q2. Does my past travel on B1/B2 visa between 9th April 2017 to 4th June 2017, will have any impact on Cooling off period? Q2.1. If cooling period is not applicable, then my H1b will max out in Dec 2020. My GC process has not started, so can I initiate my perm process now? I understand by Dec 2020, perm process cannot be filled as it will be in mostly recruitment phase by max out time. But in best cases (If no RFE and Audit) I can get I140 approved by June 2021.What's your opinion about this? Q2.2- If cooling period is not applicable, should I go back out of USA and wait for 365 days for cooloff period? Please guide, out of Q2.1 and Q2.2, which will be best option for me?
Nag001 replied to Nag001's topic in H1B : 7th Year ExtensionThank you vey much JoeF for quick response. Yes H1B was filed in April 2017. In that case, I will have to go out of USA for 365 days, starting from Dec 2020 (which will be 72 Months , time spent of L1B+ time spent on H1B) to rest clock. So after 365 days which will be approx. Jan 2022, will I be eligible for another 3 years of H1B stay? 1. Will it be good idea to start GC processioning now? Do you see any risk in GC processing now? 2. Should I start GC processioning once I am back after completing cooling period of 365 days out of USA in January 2021?