Urgent: H1 to H4 to H1 again..how to calculate time against 6 years?

#1
My original H1 was approved on Jan 01st 2012. After that, I applied for H4 on Jan 14th, 2015 while staying in the US. I quit my job on Jan 23rd, 2015. My H4 application was approved on Nov 24th, 2015. So, will the 10 months between Jan 23rd and Nov 24th be counted against 6 years of H1? Thanks!
 

whitemimauz3

Registered Users (C)
#2
The day your H-4 is approved is when clock stops ticking on H1B time. Remember this is change of status from H-1B to H-4 & it is effective only when it is approved.
 
#3
Thanks for your response. So, if my employer is trying recapture my time on H1 (similar to if I was out of US for sometime), it would be from approved date and not applied date even though I stopped working in Jan 2015 itself? If I stopped working, did I not automatically go out of status on H1?
 

whitemimauz3

Registered Users (C)
#4
No, you file for change of status which is what you were suppose to do there was nothing more you could have done, if you were working at time of H-4 filing until it is approved you count time for H-1B b'coz you worked, let's say when you file for change of status H-4 & you stop working then you count time for H-1B recapture from the time you stopped working.
 
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