I spent 3 years (out of 6 years) on H1 petition ‘A’ and went to India in 2013 and spent close to 2 years.
Again I have come back to US on petition ‘A’ in 2015 May with another 3 years of extension which is valid until June 2017. So I have 2 years of gap for the same petition.
So can I apply for fresh H1 in 2017 April quota by staying in US itself?
If yes, and it is picked in the lottery can I continue to work for another 3 years (which is 6 years together combining petition ‘A’ remaining 3 years and new petition ‘B’ 3 years (out of 6 years)?
If above answers yes, then what would be my start date on petition ‘B’. In general it is from October 1st.
I did not see similar situation questions in this forum. Please if anyone has same situation and has clarity of this please answer.