I was in the US working on H1 visa from 2003-2006. The my H1 was renewed and the the validity of my last i-797 was from Jan 01, 2007 to Dec 31, 2009. However, I exited the US in Dec 2006 and haev been out of the US since Dec 2006. I want to apply for an H1 again.Will I come under the H1 quota or will I be exempt? I also have a Masters degree from the USA.