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Recapture time for H1 B

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hi All,


I would like to know how the 6 year terms is calculated? is it really 6 * 365 days


i came to US in L1-B visa initially and converted to H1-B later in bet ween i was in india two times. As my current Visa expires My company has filed for recapture of time. Below are my stay in US can someone tell how much time i will get one the current visa is approved.


1.  09/22/2008 - 05/13/2009 - L1-B

2.  06/13/2009 - 08/12/2009 - L1-B

3.  01/28/2012 - Visa validity was till Oct 9th  H1-B   (waiting for extension approval).- 




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If you entered US in 2012 on a cap subject H1B petition that was filed after you stayed outside US for a year then you have 6 years - time spent in US on H1B. If H1B petition was filed within your 1 year of stay outside US then you have 6 years - time spent in US on H1B & L1B.

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