How long can I stay out of the U S on an H1B visa?

The initial maximum period of validity is three years (sometimes less), and that is not changed or extended by any time spent outside the US. The clock keeps ticking on the three-year period even while you are abroad.

How long can I stay outside the US on H-1B?

There is no limit to the amount of time that you can remain outside the US with your H-1B visa. The same for your spouse. Carl Shusterman (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82)…

How long can you work from a different location on H-1B?

As per the short term placement rule, employer can place a H1B holder at a different work location, for up to 30 Work days ( continuous or non-continuous) within one year period. This 30 days can be extended to up to 60 work days, if the employee meets the below three conditions.

What happens to H-1B if I leave country?

Employer does NOT pay costs of return trip home: Under U.S. immigration regulations at 8 C.F.R. 214.2(h)(4)(iii)(E), employers must pay the reasonable costs of transporting H-1B workers back to their home country. However, if the a quits, the employer is NOT responsible for paying these costs.

Can I stay in India for 6 months on H1B?

The time you spend out of the country doesn’t count for the 6 years renovation limit, so you may extend your stay for more than 6 calendar years, yes. However, if you quit or change firms, your H1B visa will no longer be valid; you will need to get a new one.

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Can I leave US on H1B?

You can travel abroad during your H-1B status. Your trip may be personal (to visit relatives, for example) or professional (to attend a conference or work with colleagues overseas).