Immigration Issues/Reset of H1b visa



My Husband is on H1b with Infosys in Memphis Tn. Our period of stay details:-

25 Aug 2007 to 4 July 2009(Patni Computers)
25 Jan 2012 to 4 July 2012(Patni Computers)
1 Sept 2012 to 10 Jan 2014(Igate upto 10 May 2013, From 13 May 2013 Infosys)

26 Jan 2014  to till date.(Infosys)

6yrs to be completed by 20 June 2016.

Plan to go back to India by May end. When can be new H1b applied and what would be the process to get it??

Want to come back after 1 year stay in India . Expert Advice is greatly
appreciated .



Excuse me for the delay to reply to you.

You must stay outside the U.S. for more than one year before returning on a new H-1B . Staying outside the U.S. for more than a year will reset the clock on your H-1B visa. If you leave the U.S., for example, on June 20, 2016, and an employer submit a new H-1B application in April 2017, it would not be approvable because you have not spent one full year outside the U.S. at that time.

Thank you for your attention. Best Regards.  

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