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Have a question on max out date, I am in US on H1B, no, is

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Hi have a question on max out date
JA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?
Customer: I am in US on H1B
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: is this service free?
JA: The Immigration Lawyer's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost.
Customer: let me know how much
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Expert James replied 1 year ago.

Hello! Thank you for using Just Answer. I am James, and I will be assisting you. As we work through your questions, think about this as a back and forth conversation. Once you've received the information you need, you can thank me by issuing me a positive rating of 3, 4, or 5 stars. This is the only way I get credit for doing my job, so please do not forget this before leaving the site.

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Expert:  Expert James replied 1 year ago.

You are receiving information from an immigration attorney. So no, it is not free. Do you want to continue?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1) I was in USA with Employer A on H1B from Sep 2006 till October 2007 ( 1 year, 1 month in US) (petition from 10/01/2005 - 04/18/2008)
2) My employer A did my visa conversion to L1B and I was in US on L1B (petition from 12/30/2006 - 12/29/2009)
from November 2007 till April 2008 (5 months)
from October 2008 till October 2009 (1 year)
3) I was in India from Nov 2009 till Jun 2012
4) My H1B petition was approved and petition valid from 02/16/2012 - 09/30/2014 (my case was pursued under non-quota)
5) I was in US from Jun 2012 till Jun 2013 (1 year)
6) Moved back to India for 6 months
7) Came back in Dec 2013 and staying till date (2 years, 8 months)
8) Changed 2 employers and my current extended petition is from 11/5/2015 - 7/1/2018
9) I went for stamping in Feb 2016, and my current stamp and I94 is valid till 7/1/2018My current employer started GC process and I would like to double check on Max out date before he files it.
Kindly clarify the below questions:-
1) Is the period , I was in India (between Nov 2009 to May 2012, almost 2 years and 7 months) considered as cooling period so that max out clock is reset.
2) Does the visa extension / stamping I received now is valid and I can stay until Jul 2018?
3) What would be my max out date/year?
Expert:  Expert James replied 1 year ago.


You asked for a phone call. I tried to accept it, but it appears your payment did not go through. You should contact your bank to inform them that this is not a fraudulent charge, and to allow the charge to go through.