H1B reinstate


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I need information on reinstating H1B. Can someone please clarify my questions?

I had H1B visa from Oct 2008. After my project was over, I changed from H1B to H4 in May 2009.

1) I have got a project now and I would like to reinstate my old H1B in June 2010. I heard that old H1B cannot be reinstated after 1 yr from Change of Status (COS). As it is more than 1 year now, does that mean old H1B is no longer valid? Is there any such rule of 1 yr applicable for reinstating H1B?

2) If I am eligible to reinstate my old H1B, can I join with the receipt I receive from USCIS? Will there be any legal issues related to it?

Thanks in advance..