H1B cooling period


binesh

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Dear all,

 

I am about to complete my 6 years on H1B as on July 2015, if i go to India on july 2015 , will i be eligible to apply for the new H1B in April 2016? even if my 1 year is not completed.

 

or

 

Can i  only apply after July 2016(if the still the quota is open) or in 2017 April?

 

 

is the one year cooling period calculated before the H1b filing date (i.e april 1).

 

 

your response will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Thanks

Binesh

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Thank you Jairichi for the reply,

 

if i leave on June 2015, will i be able to apply for H1B on April 1 2016, and if its picked will it be considered.

As my 1 year will not be completed as on April 1 the  H1B filing date?

is 1 year calculated as of October 1st.

 

You didn't really understand his response.

You need to be outside the US for a year before a new H1 petition can be FILED.

If you leave in June 2015, a new petition could be FILED in June 2016. If the quota is full by then, a new H1 petition could only be filed in April 2017.

 

BTW, this has been answered lots and lots of times here. Please, next time, do a search before posting. Thank you.

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Thank you Jairichi for the reply,

 

if i leave on June 2015, will i be able to apply for H1B on April 1 2016, and if its picked will it be considered.

As my 1 year will not be completed as on April 1 the  H1B filing date?

is 1 year calculated as of October 1st.

No. Filing date matters. Filing can be done only by June 2016 if you leave by June 2015.

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