H1B Max Stay Period on L1 to H1 movement..


Sanjay353

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Dear Murthy Firm ,

Need you advice urgently on max stay period on H1B in below scenario. 

1) Stamped L1B from May 2008 to Jan 2011
2) Stamped L1B again in July 2011 to May 2014.
3) From Jan 2012 to Feb 2013 ( 1 year 1 Month) I was in India
4) Applied in H1B in April 2014 & got stamped in Oct 2014. Traveled first time on H1B on Feb 2015. 

Entry Date                 Exit Date            Visa    Year  Month
-----------------     -        ---------------         --------  -----  ------
11-May-2008           13-Nov-2008       L1B       0       6 
19-Apr-2009            02-Nov-2009       L1B       0       6
18-Apr-2010            17-Jan-2011        L1B        0       9
06-Jul-2011              09-Jan-2012        L1B        0       6
31-Mar-2013            29-Jan-2014        L1B       0       10
05-Feb-2014            14-May-2014       L1B       0       3
07-Feb-2015            16-Mar-2017       H1B       2       1
15-Apr-2017             IN USA NOW      H1B       -       - 

Note: I got the Visa stamped while my recent visit to india till Aug 2019. 

Kindly clarify the below questions:-

1) I got Valid Visa till Sep 2019( I-94 till Sep 2019), however got note from empyloer that My max out period getting completed in Sep 2017.I got confused , Since I was having 1 year 1 month stay in India from Jan 2012 to Feb 2013 so my cooling period completed, so How can I would completed 6 year by Sep 2017. ?

2) As I do have Valid Visa till Aug 2019 , Can I stay in USA?

Kindly help me with clarification on this matter. 

 

Thank you so much.

Sanjay.

 
 

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The clock only resets if the person is outside the US for at least a year and THEN a new H1 or L1 petition is FILED.

If you entered with the same L1 after the stay abroad, or if the employer filed a new L1 before the year was over, the clock did not reset,

 

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On 4/29/2017 at 5:54 AM, JoeF said:

The clock only resets if the person is outside the US for at least a year and THEN a new H1 or L1 petition is FILED.

If you entered with the same L1 after the stay abroad, or if the employer filed a new L1 before the year was over, the clock did not reset,

 

Thanks for reply. 

However recently I filed for ext. & got I-797 approved till Aug 2019  & in my recent visit I got Visa stamped & got I-94 till Aug-2019. I my maxout period over I should have not got Visa till 2019. 

Also as I have I-94 till Aug 2019 & even though I completed max out period. Can I stay on I-94 basis in USA?

Thanks,

Sanjay

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