Does time on L-2 or H-4 count towards 6 years h-1 ?

I entered US on L-2 Visa and I was on L-2 for 10 months. I also worked for 4 months on L-2 EAD Later my Visa status changed to H-4 (Change of Status) .Its been a year I am on H-4. Currently I have applied for Change of status to H-1 and awaiting for results. Does the time spent on H-4 and L-2 count towards the 6 years H-1 limit ?

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Anu Gupta

Anu Gupta

Immigration Attorney - Boston, MA
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There is a "decoupling memo". Suggest you read it.

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Giacomo Jacques Behar

Giacomo Jacques Behar

Immigration Attorney - San Diego, CA
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Yes, most likely some of it will count.

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F. J. Capriotti III

F. J. Capriotti III

Immigration Attorney - Portland, OR
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Yes, some of it can count.

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Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

Immigration Attorney - Chicago, IL
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Some will.

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