H1B recapture period- Please help


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I travelled to USA in Nov 2014 and stayed for 4 years till Dec 2018. I applied h1b extension in Sep 2018 and my H1B extension got denied in Dec 2018 and have to travel back to India. Its been already more than 2 years and I am unable to travel back to US due to covid and other reasons. I am currently in India. 

 I still have 2 years of H1B left.

I wanted to know, is there any expiry or before when I need to travel back to USA to use my remaining 2 years with CAP exempt,

For example, Can I apply H1B extension with CAP exempt and travel to USA  in 2023 also ?

Please advise and help me.  Thanks in advance.


Thank you!

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