H1 recapture


  My H1-B petition was approved in 2006 got stamped in 2007 entered US in FEB 2008 & left US in MAR 2009 as my company was closed now came back to US in AUG 2015 on F1 visa my question can i recapture the unused full 6 years H1-B .If so when can i change my status .Will be a humble help if revert with correct info.Thanks in advance.



You are cap-exempted for up to 6 years from the day you left US. In your case, you are cap-exempted until Mar 2015. Once you find a new employer, you can consult their attorney if they want to try the cap exempted route now even though Mar 2015 has elapsed.