New H1B Petition with time still remaining in Old H1B


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Hi Team, I have utilized 5 years out of the maximum 6 years in H1B. I am now back in India. 


I have the option to utilize the remaining 1 year later as H1B cap-exempt. But I am also considering subjecting myself to H1B lottery again so that I can get 6 years. I have a couple of questions related to this:


i)If I subject myself to Lottery again and don't get picked, can I still use my remaining cap-exempt 1 year later

ii)If I get selected in Lottery, will I get only 6 more years or 6 + 1 more year of the previous petition. If anyone has subject themselves to the lottery again and got picked,  can they share their experience?




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