My H1B expired in 2010. I've been working in India ever since for a different employer than the one who processed my Visa.
Is it possible to renew my H1B now out of quota?
For upto how many years can an old/expired H1B be renewed without having to go through the quota?
You cannot renew without going through the quota if you have changed employers.
Dhenu Savla, Esq.
You may renew your H-1B visa out of quota if you have not yet used up the 6-year limit. This is called the "remainder option". For example, if you were in the U.S. for three years in H-1B status, you can get back into H-1B status for the remaining three years.
It does not matter that the employer is different than your first H-1B sponsor.
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I agree with Ms. Savla
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