My H-1B non-immigrant visa for FY2014 has been approved by the USCIS with validity dates of 10/01/2013 to 11/01/2014. I am not sure why did I get the approval for ONLY 1 year and 1 month, when usually the H1 B petition validity is for 3 years.
I am not sure if this is anyway related to my previous stay in USA for 5 years on L1B visa.
As per my understanding, the combined time spent in US is reset if you have stayed for 1 year outside of the US.
In my case, I traveled back to India on 15th of August 2012, and with this new visa I will travel back to US on or after 1st of October 2013. In this case, I will have stayed for more than an year outside of US, which will result in resetting the combined time counter for H1. So, I should be able to stay for 6 years (with extension) on this approved H1.
I want to know if an extension will be possible with the currently approved H1 B petition.