H1B 6 years Calculation

Hi Anil , Team - Please help on the below question.

My wife moved out of Job on 31 March 2020, She was on H1B , She filed H1B to H4 COS (USA) with Received Date - 04/15/2020 , Notice Date 04/17/2020 and got H4 Approval on 07/30/2020.

Below are the dates for reference :

(A) H1B - 11/08/2019 to 12/22/2021

H4 COS Received Date - 04/15/2020
(B) H4 - 07/30/2020 to 07/30/2022

Q1 - Do I need to add 04/01/2020 to 07/29/2020 under H1B days for calculating overall H1B days to check 6 year limit? or I need to add 04/01/2020 to 04/12/2020 under H1B days for calculating overall H1B days to check 6 year limit and add 04/13/2020 to 07/30/2020 to H4 Active days?

Please let me know the H1B active days calculation during H1B to H4 COS during out of job situation.

Your H1B status will end the date your employment ends or I-94 expires, whichever is earlier unless you have a pending extension of status application.

What is the start date on the H4 I-797?

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H4 got approved and valid from 07/30/2020 to 07/30/2022…

Technically, the H1B time spent should be calculated up to the employment end date, even if the receipt date for COS is 04/15/2020.
Follow your immigration lawyer’s advice on this.

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