H1B Reset after staying outside US for 1 year


Harsh1143

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Hi,

 

I utilized my H1B Visa for 37 months between period of 2007-2014. I was out of US from Oct, 2011 till Mar, 2014. Below were the events occurred: 

 

1. Entered US in Oct. 2007

2. Worked for company 'A' till Jul, 2009.

3. Went back to India, worked for company 'B'

4. Came back to US in Mar, 2010 with company 'A' with same Visa.

5. Visa expired in Oct. 2010, applied for new H1B Visa Petition with company 'C'

6. Went back to India in Sep. 2011.. joined Company 'D'

7. Applied for new H1b petition under Cap exempt and got new stamping from March, 2014 from Company 'D'. --- Gap of more than 2 years outside US.

8. Remaining period 35 months.

 

Whether my H1B clock got reset after 2 years outside US? Am I eligible for another 6 years? 

 

Appreciate your comments. Thanks.

 

XYZ

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Hi,

 

I utilized my H1B Visa for 37 months between period of 2007-2014. I was out of US from Oct, 2011 till Mar, 2014. Below were the events occurred: 

 

1. Entered US in Oct. 2007

2. Worked for company 'A' till Jul, 2009.

3. Went back to India, worked for company 'B'

4. Came back to US in Mar, 2010 with company 'A' with same Visa.

5. Visa expired in Oct. 2010, applied for new H1B Visa Petition with company 'C'

6. Went back to India in Sep. 2011.. joined Company 'D'

7. Applied for new H1b petition under Cap exempt and got new stamping from March, 2014 from Company 'D'. --- Gap of more than 2 years outside US.

8. Remaining period 35 months.

 

Whether my H1B clock got reset after 2 years outside US? Am I eligible for another 6 years? 

 

Appreciate your comments. Thanks.

 

XYZ

Only if a new cap subject H1B petition was filed after staying outside US for one year you will get 6 years. Does not look like in your case.

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