Dear Sir, Can you please suggest me on below questions?
I came to USA on L1B visa on 1-Sep-2009.
My L1B visa & I-94 were expired on 25-Aug-2012.
I already applied for L1B Extension on 10-Aug-2012.
I received denial notice of L1B Extension on 26-Jan-2013.
I left USA immediately on 30-Jan-2013 and returned to India.
I applied for H1B visa in April 2013 through H1B cap from India.
I received Approval notice of H1B visa on 11-Nov-2013.
I would like to go to USA on 1-Feb-2014 sothat I could stay in India (i.e. outside USA) for the entire duration of 1 year. In this way, my old stay record will not be considered in future and I can stay for continuous duration of 6 years (including H1 extension after 3 years) (Happy Scenario). (h1B Clock reset) Is this True ?
If above sentence is True then What should be considered as baseline date for calculating stay of 1 year ? i.e. USA move-out date was 30-Jan-2013 and new USA move-in date should be either H1 Stamp Date or new I-94 date (i.e. the day when I’ll reach to USA)
I also heard that if you apply through fresh H1 quota then this calculation of 1 year is not applied. Whenever I’ll reach to USA, I’ll be eligible to stay for continuous duration of 6 years (including H1 extension after 3 years) (Happy Scenario).
Thanks a lot in advance.
With Best Regards,