Does the time starts from when I got my petition approved or when I first landed in US?
It is only the time that you are physically in the United States that counts against your 5-year cap. Your employer must file an extension petition prior to your current expiration and can apply for an extension up to two years in length. If this includes time outside of the U.S. that you are attempting to recapture, you will have to provide documentary evidence such as copies of passport exit/entry stamps.
Get free answers from experienced attorneys.
26,959 answers this week
2,921 attorneys answering
Don't speak legalese? We define thousands of terms in plain English.Browse our legal dictionary