Am i Cap exempt and will my clock will reset

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Hi All ,

Thank you very much in advance for your help. 

I was on H1B for nearly 5 years 8 months . Meaning i have 4 months left to complete my 6 years of quota. I am currently in India since 12 months. more than 365 days i am outside of US .  Will my clock be reset to another 6 years or do i have to apply for new H1B under new quota  or using lottery system.  I am working for different company and if they file L1 will that be another 6 years . I have valid 140 can i use to file H1b being outside of US , as i heard we can only use 140 based extension within US. Thank you very every one . 




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  • 4 months later...

I have a similar question, but my case is slightly different. I was out of the US for 13 months from Feb 2020 to March 2021. I have an approved I-140 and subsequently, I was on multiple H1b extensions (from 2010 - 2020). I am wondering if I am still cap-exempt or do I have to go through lottery again. Please share if you hear anything.



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