Have H1B visa valid till Apr 2014 . Can i apply for extension .


I have my H1 petition filed and also VISA approved in 2008 and due to some issues , i could not travel to US on this visa. I had applied for extension in 2011 and got my H1B visa approved till Apr 2014.

I am planning to travel to US on the current H1B visa in Nov 2013. Have few questions:

  1. Can i file for H1B extension second time as i have not travelled on this H1 petition till now.

  2. I was told that H1B (6 years) validity will be counted based on the physical stay in US. Can i stay in US for 6 years if I enter in Nov 2013 and apply for extension.



  1. Yes

  2. Yes, you can continue to apply for extensions until you have spent 6 years inside US on H-1