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H1B Visa Discussion Forum : H1B Visa : H1b Duration
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H1b Duration

Posted: 02 September 2015 - 11:38 PM
My question:
I stayed in US L1b(companyA)for 3years and 5months(30-Nov-04 to 30-Apr-08).Again stayed in US after a gap of 1year and 7months on L1b(companyB)twice from (5-Nov-09 to 9-Dec-09) and (20-Nov-10 to 17-Jul-14)i.e.3years and 9months.L1b Extension was applied on 19-Nov-13 and got RFE from USICS and left US on 240th day i.e.17-Jul-14.L1b Extension got rejected later after i left US.
New Overseas FreshH1b applied in 2014 lottery got approved on 10-Jul-14 and stamped on 12-Mar-15
Came to US on H1b(companyB)on 22-Jul-15 after a gap of 1 year and 4 days.Some sources tell since H1b was approved when I was in US on L1b visa,so H1b span will be 6 years minus L1b stay i.e. years and 3 months but some tell that it will be 6years.Please confirm eligible span of stay in US on H1b.
Lawyer's answer:
Based on the info and dates you provided, it does not sound like you started your L-1B/H-1B clock over again. From what you provide, it sounds like your most recent L-1B time of 3 yrs and 9 months should be counted against your overall H-1B time available.
This may be the reason why your H-1B was approved for only 2 years.

Please validate or confirm the answer.
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