How H1b 6 yrs are calculated


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My H1b is approved in Dec 2007 and i came to US in Oct 2008.

First time i got stamping till sep 2010 and next applied Ext and got till sep 2013.

My question is i have used the H1b for 5 can i get the unused year.


As per my knowledge, 6 years of H1B are calculated based on the date you enter USA for the first time after your H1 approval. As per your case, when you go for stamping or for filing your h1 extension you will get your one year back along with any time that you might have been out of the country during your h1b period (example like vacation for a month in India etc..)

Hope this answers your question !!

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