Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an H-1B extension of employer with USCIS based on recapturing time the applicant spent outside the United States. Although employees can usually only remain in the U.S. for 6 years on an H-1B visa, any 24 hour periods spent outside the U.S. during the time they are on an H-1B can be recaptured  to allow them to extend their H-1B status. The petitioning company is an executive recruitment firm.

To find out more about the new rules or other investor visas, contact Scott Legal, P.C.


Ian E. Scott, Esq. is the Founder of Scott Legal, P.C. He can be reached at 212-223-2964 or by email at

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