Hi Ron, my H1B ends March 2017, including 5 months that I was outside US and it has already been recaptured. Now my employer is in the prevailing wage stage of my PERM and it does not look like they can apply before the end of 5th year, which is March 2016. I understand that PERM has to be applied 365 days BEFORE the start of 6th year to be eligible for h1b extensions beyond 6th year. Now my questions: 1. Planning to take 2 months of vacation to spend out of US. If I take 2 months vacation before the start of 6th year (before my company applies for PERM), does that make a difference if I take these 2 months off within the 6th year (after applying for PERM)? 2. If I take 2 months off before 6th year start date, does that automatically extends my H1B by 2 months? And does that automatically extend the 365 rule of PERM-filing-to-6th-year-end-date by 2 months? If it not automatic, when and how can I recapture these months? Appreciate your responses in this regard. Thanks.