H-1B duration


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My I-797B says that my H-1B duration is November 14th 2016 to August 5th, 2019.

Yesterday I received my passport back which says my visa is approved for May 3rd, 2017 to August 5th, 2019.

My question is, the H-1B is supposed to be of 3+3 years but I received only 2 years, so is there a way I can receive the visa for a duration for six years (and avoid losing a year)?


Please help!

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Many many thanks Rohang! No more tension!



3 hours ago, rohang said:

you did not loose anything. 3+3 is not default. It can be in any combination (e.g. 2+2+1+1 or any other combination). At the end of current visa period, you will be able to file for an extension. 

so do not worry.


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