Below are the dates of my stay in US under corresponding visas:
Aug'2009 to March' 2010 -- L1B Visa (8 months)
Apr'2010 to Sep'2010 -- Out of USA (6 months)
Oct'2010 to Nov' 2011 -- L2B Visa (13 months)
Dec'2011 till Date -- H1B ( 28 months)
there was a gap of almost 18 months between my first L1b departure date and next H1B start date....the time that i spent in india+L2B amounts to 18months...does it qualify for re-setting of my H1B tracker for 6 yrs..??
All time spent in the U.S. on H-1B and L-1 will be counted towards the maximum limit.
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You can do the math yourself, Babu.. You are very good at it anyway.. Any time spent in both L-1B AND H-1B status will be counted towards your 6 year maximum allowable period. If you spent significant time outside the US (in Hindustan vacationing, for instance..) that time, if proven, can be added back, "recaptured" in USCIS jargon and added back to the positive side of your equation.. Have a talk with your employer's immigration lawyer about "recapturing'.
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The employer's attorney would be a good address for this question.
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