Immigration Issues/Recapture time H1B

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Can I file myself an extension to recapture time (that I was abroad for trips). Or does it have to be filed by my employer? The only thing I want to do is recapture those months and not file for a 1 yr extension. What form will I need to fill?

My current visa expires in April while my H1B is valid through July. Can I go to Canada to get a new visa stamp through July based on current H1 approval notice?(irrespective of whether I file an extension to recapture time)?

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Hi,

Only your employer can file an H1B petition requesting extension of status.

You can go to Canada and apply for new H1B visa stamp through July, whether or not H1B petition requesting extension of status is filed.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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