H1B eligibility for 2015 quota


akrish1982

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Hi,

 

I have stayed more than 6 years on H1B, L1B and L1A (limit for L1A is 7 years). I left USA on Jul-2013. Will I be eligible for applying for H1B on Apr 1st 2014?

 

Thanks,

Ananth

 

Entry Exit dates

 

From

To

Duration

Details

DEC-2006

JUN-2008

18 MONTHS

on H1B

JUL-2008

FEB-2009

7 MONTHS

on H1B

jun-2009  

aug-2009

3 MONTHS

on L1B

sep-2009  

apr-2010

7 MONTHS

on L1B

apr-2010

jul-2013

39 MONTHS

on L1B from apr-2010

converted to L1A on Feb, 2012

 

 

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Hi,

 

I have stayed more than 6 years on H1B, L1B and L1A (limit for L1A is 7 years). I left USA on Jul-2013. Will I be eligible for applying for H1B on Apr 1st 2014?

 

Thanks,

Ananth

 

Entry Exit dates

 

From

To

Duration

Details

DEC-2006

JUN-2008

18 MONTHS

on H1B

JUL-2008

FEB-2009

7 MONTHS

on H1B

jun-2009  

aug-2009

3 MONTHS

on L1B

sep-2009  

apr-2010

7 MONTHS

on L1B

apr-2010

jul-2013

39 MONTHS

on L1B from apr-2010

converted to L1A on Feb, 2012

You will be eligible to file in July 2014 as you need to be outside US for at least 365 days before a cap subject H1B petition or L1A or L1B petition could be filed. Practically your cap subject H1B can be filed on April 2015.

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No. You have to be outside the US for one year before an H1 could be filed.

Since you left in July 2013, an H1 could only be filed in July 2014. If the quota is full by then (likely), the earliest an H1 could be filed would be April 2015.

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