I am currently on an L1A visa with employer X, completed five years. I plan to apply for the H1B FY2025 lottery with new employer Y. If it gets approved, will my five years (with previous employer X) of L1A be captured in the initial six-year approval period of H1B (with new employer Y)?
So, will I have only one-year validity?
What if I take consular processing leave in September 2024 on an L1 visa and re-enter the US with a new H1B stamp(Employer Y)? Will it help to capture the complete H1B six-year duration?