If a person spends 3 years on L1B and goes out of USA on July 2017 and files H1B via fresh lottery in April 2018 and then gets picked up in lottery and comes back to USA in December 2018, will he continue on his 3 year L1B clock which he left in July 2017 or a fresh H1B 6 year clock starting from December 2018 ?
Lot of attorneys have different opinion about the clock reset. Please help ? Is it the filing date of April 2018 which would have not reset my clock since June 2017 to April 2018 is not one year ?
As long as remained outside the USA for at least a full year or more, then the "clock" is completely "reset".
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Yes, time spent on L-1B is subtracted from the 6 years max on H-1B.
In this instance as long as you spent at least a year outside the USA, you’ll “reset”.
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