Question on h1B stay period


Rahul0408

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Hi,

I was on L1B VISA from April 2016 to January 2019 in USA and company filed L1B extension in January 2019 ( I was working while waiting for extension).

My h1B lottery got picked in 2019, but before my h1B approval comes L1B VISA got rejected in September 2019, I had to go India in Sept 2019.

Received my h1B approval in Dec 2019 while in India and stuck in India for 2 years due to COVID & it's impact on VISA/travel ban, etc.

I have traveled back to USA in December 2021 and continuing from that time.

 

I need to know, how much time I have left on h1B?  Will I get complete 6 yrs or the amount time left after L1B VISA?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Since the H1 was filed before you were abroad for a year the time on L1 and H1 is combined, so you only get 6 years minus the time on L1.

For the time to reset you'd have to be abroad for at least a year before the H1 is filed. Date of filing matters, not dated of entry.

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