Quitting employment on H1B and resuming after stay outside of US

My H1B is valid till 2018 June and then I can extend it for three more years.

Due to some family emergencies I will be required to quit my job and go back to India for a year or so.

If my current employer in the US is willing to hire me back after a year, will I need to go through the H1B application process (eg: file in April of next year, lottery, process, start in October of next year) again?

Thank you for the response in advance.


You don’t need to do that. You will be eligible for cap-exempt petition and don’t need to go through lottery.