Can I apply for L1 applintment before 1 year outside after 5 years of Stay in USA


I came back to India in October 2015 after completing 5 years in US on L1B Visa.

Now my company wants me to go to US on same visa again as soon as finish 1 year cooling period.

As wait time for getting the consulate interview appointment in Chennai is long, can I apply online for appointment now (August 2016) so that I have an consulate interview date in First week of November? or even for taking online appointment I need to wait for full one year? Please suggest.


I think it is ok to schedule the interview now as long as the actual interview date is after 1 year cooling period.