I am on L2 visa. My company is filing H1B for me this April 2013 . But I have to travel back to India from March 29th - April 24 2013 . I understand that the CoS process from L2 to H1 will be void if i am out of US . But is there a way , I can get my H1 - B filed through a consular process on April 1 ? Then travel back to US on April 24 on L2 . And if i ever need H1 - B this year , I can go back to India for re - stamping and come back and start working on H1 . Pls advice on the process steps for consular process . Also can this years approved H1-B petition be used in any future years for the same employer without any issues?