H4 to H1 change of status

Hello ,

My wife was on H4 and this year her H1 Change of status got approved in Oct. But in the approval notice , the validity start date is mentioned as May 2016. As this was a COS , she obviously could not start working before she got the the approval. My questions are as follows

  1. Will the period from May - Oct counted towards her 6 years of H1 ?

  2. Can this create any problem in future (during stamping or any other event in general) as she will only have pay slips since October.


I would suggest you to write a letter to USCIS about this before getting on to the H1 status. OR talk to the lawyer who has filed this petition.