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March 25, 2005

H-1B extension of time if outside U.S.

In a non-precedent decision, the Administrative Appeal Office concluded that time spent outside the U.S. during the 6 years a beneficiary was an H-1B should not be counted toward the 6 years, and thus the H-1B can be extended for the number of days the individual was shown to have been outside the country. This case affirmed the plain language of the statute that the H-1B time is only the time in the U.S.

Posted by VisaLawyer at March 25, 2005 09:44 AM


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