An important new memo issued by the USCIS on 12/5/2006
1. Time spent in H-4 status does not count against the
H-1B time limit of 6 years.
2. A person in H-1B status does not need to be in the
U.S. to apply for a 7th year extension.
This new policy suggests various strategies for extending
H-1B status and avoiding the 6-year limit, especially for married couples who
are both eligible H-1B status.
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text of this memo.