New H1 after L1 maxing out - When many months I should stay outside US

Hi, I’m completing 5 years of stay in US in Dec 2013 with L1B Visa. I’m planning to go back to India in Feb / March 2013 and come though another company with H1 Visa.

  1. Can I come to US in October 2013 ? If yes, will it be the fresh Visa or the L1B stay of 4+ years will be counted for this new H1? Will my stay will be maxed out in another 1+ year?

  2. If I need a new H1 with 6 years, How many months I need to stay outside US?

Pelase advice.


You should be outside US for 12 months to reset the 6 year clock that include stay on L1+H1