I worked in the US on H1B for 5 years and 8 months. I then went to India for a brief period (4 months) and came back to the US on F1 visa. At this point, can I apply for H1B again with a new employer for the remaining 4 months recaptured? Within this 4 month period, can the employer apply for a second H1B? If they do so, would it have to be under the cap?
Appreciate your response. Thanks.