I started working with a company in USA on H1B visa from from Oct-2010 to Jun-2016.
I was out of country and started working at managerial position for the same company outside of USA from June-2016 to Aug-2017(14 months).
I came back to USA in August 2017 in H1B visa extended on I-140 on EB2 and resumed USA office with the same employer now.
My employer is willing to do convert my case from EB2 to EB1 but want to apply L1A->EB1C route. So my questions are…
- Since I was out of country for more than year(June-2016 to Aug-2017) and entered the US back in Aug-2017 using my extended H1B petition, my clock does not reset?
- As I have completed around 7.2 years of my total H1B stay so far, Am I still eligible for CHANGE OF STATUS from H1B to L1A now?
Thanks in Advance.