can H1B be reused 5 years after expiry


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I was issued a H1B visa by Big Indian IT company in July 2004, It was valid till Jan
2007. I traveled to US in Apr 2006 and returned to India in Mar 2007. Meanwhile
my renewal was applied(while I was in US) and my H1B was renewed with
new validity from Aug 2007 to Dec 2009. However, i left the company in
June 2008 and did not use the visa since then and continued working in India for different companies.

I checked my petition status recently and its in 'Post decision Activity'.
 
1. I want to know whether i can use this H1B visa to work in US for a new employer? 
2. If yes, how do I go about finding a new employer?
 
would be very grateful if someone can clarify these doubts.....
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I was issued a H1B visa by Big Indian IT company in July 2004, It was valid till Jan

2007. I traveled to US in Apr 2006 and returned to India in Mar 2007. Meanwhile

my renewal was applied(while I was in US) and my H1B was renewed with

new validity from Aug 2007 to Dec 2009. However, i left the company in

June 2008 and did not use the visa since then and continued working in India for different companies.

I checked my petition status recently and its in 'Post decision Activity'.
 
1. I want to know whether i can use this H1B visa to work in US for a new employer? 
2. If yes, how do I go about finding a new employer?
 
would be very grateful if someone can clarify these doubts.....

 

A new employer who is willing to offer you a job can file a cap exempt H1B petition and get it approved. Later with a valid H1B visa and new I797 you can travel to US.

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