I work for a University on H1B (changed to H1B from OPT, never been out of U.S. after that). I have to go to India this end-May. Obviously will go for H1B stamping to re-enter U.S. Since I work for the University on yearly contract basis - contract is always mid-August through mid-May of following year, I will be out of contract when I go for H1B stamping in end-May.
My question is, whether it is safe to travel to India and go for H1B stamping when I am out of my contract? My university/employer has its own policies of when contracts are ready and it wouldn’t be ready till late June or July.