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  1. amitdewan1

    H1 to H4

    My spouse was on Maternity leave since July, 2014 before which she was working with company A. Company A ran her payroll until Oct, 2014 after which the project was no longer available and she had to be on my dependent visa (L2). Recently, she was again called back by Company A and they applied for her H1B (Cap Exempt) under Premium Processing on Dec 20, 2014. After the H1B application was filed she got an RFE and Company A responded back with the required details on Jan 09, 2015. Meanwhile the project for which this application was filed is no longer available with the client of Company A. During this time I had to come to India for my new H1B stamping for company B and would be headed back to US on Jan 21, 2015 (This is a change of Job for me from company C (with L1B visa) to Company B (on H1B Visa)). We are anticipating her H1B result around Jan 22, 2015. With that in mind, here are our questions: 1. By the time my spouse's H1B approval comes and she doesn't have a project, how long can she stay in US? 2. If she manages to get a project with Employer A but with a different client, I believe it would require amendment. 2a. How long does the amendment process take? 2b. Can she join the client once the amendment request is received by USCIS or she has to wait for Amendment approval? 3. If she has to transfer her H1B to another employer, what are the documents required for filing her H1B transfer? 4. In case of H1B transfer, is it better for her to go out of country, get H1B stamped and come back for the new employer as she won't have any salary slips for the last 3 months? 5. On the other hand, if she doesn't get any project/employer until H1B approval or grace period (if any), how can I transfer her to my dependent visa (H4) while she is in US? Note: I would be joining Company B on Jan 26, 2015 and would only have salary slips from Company C while I was on L1B.
  2. amitdewan1

    L2 Visa Extension with L1B I94

    Thanks for the info. She is not working right now so please suggest: 5. If we apply for I-94 extension on L2 visa and her employer files for H1B application later what happens to the I-94 extension application? 5a. Can these two requests be filed with USCIS at the same time? 5b. If yes, how can I-94 extension be withdrawn later?
  3. amitdewan1

    L2 Visa Extension with L1B I94

    Thanks! for the inputs. Some more follow-up questions: 2. Please suggest if this application can be filed on her own or does if it can only happen through my employer. 3. How long does it take to process this request once it is submitted with USCIS? 4. Her employer is in the process of applying for her H1B cap Exempt but it may be applied after December 20th, 2014. So is there a grace period, in case the H1B application is filed after the above date, while I-94 extension request is not yet submitted.
  4. amitdewan1

    L2 Visa Extension with L1B I94

    Hi, I have a blanket L1B blanket petition with online I-94 valid until Sep, 2017. However, my spouse on dependent L2 visa has an I94 expiring on 20 Dec, 2014. My question is: 1. Do we have to apply for L2 extension for my spouse based on my I-94 or would I have to extend my L1B visa? Please suggest. Thanks!
  5. amitdewan1

    I94 Query

    Thanks for your responses. Yes, I have a blanket L1B petition from my organization.
  6. amitdewan1

    I94 Query

    I am on an L1 visa and came back to US last week. During immigration, the visa officer wrote a date in December, 2014 but when I look at the online I-94 it shows an Admit Until Date of September 2017. Please suggest which one takes precedence over the other with respect to staying in US. Thanks!
  7. amitdewan1

    Urgent! H1b to L2 Visa

    Hi, could someone please reply to my remaining questions, I've posted them below for quick reference: 8a. I just talked to my employer and they told me that I can apply for L2 (based on my husband's L1) and during this time (2 weeks) I can still be on H1B until the application is filed with USCIS. Is that ok? 8b. Per the Answer number 3 above, it may take 3-4 months to get on to L2. If during this time I get a project and can work before the L2 transfer is complete, do I have to wait for L2 to take effect and then apply for CoS back to H1B? 9a. With Reference to the answer number 2, can I still go out of country and come back on L2 even if I am not out of status. Also, do I have to travel immediately or I have some time to do so? 9b. Since I am currently on H1B work authorization, while coming back to US, during immigration (on L2), can immigration officer ask me to come back ONLY on H1B or I can choose to be coming back on L2?
  8. amitdewan1

    Urgent! H1b to L2 Visa

    Thanks again for your valuable inputs. 8a. I just talked to my employer and they told me that I can apply for L2 (based on my husband's L1) and during this time (2 weeks) I can still be on H1B until the application is filed with USCIS. 8b. Per the Answer number 3 above, it may take 3-4 months to get on to L2. If during this time I get a project and can work before the L2 transfer is complete, do I have to wait for L2 to take effect and then apply for CoS back to H1B? 9a. With Reference to the answer number 2, can I still go out of country and come back on L2 even if I am not out of status. Also, do I have to travel immediately or I have some time to do so? 9b. Since I am currently on H1B work authorization, while coming back to US, during immigration (on L2), can immigration officer ask me to come back ONLY on H1B or I can choose to be coming back on L2? Thanks again!
  9. amitdewan1

    Urgent! H1b to L2 Visa

    Thanks for your prompt reply. Couple of follow-up questions: 6. In case of a medical reason of my new born, can I continue on H1B without without being payed by my company? 6a) If not, can my organization apply for a Business Visa if I have to stay longer in US due to ongoing treatment? 7. Later when I happen to come back on H1B visa, how much is the processing time back to H1B (Premium processing) from: 7a) L2 Visa 7b) Business Visa Thanks again!
  10. amitdewan1

    Urgent! H1b to L2 Visa

    Hi, I am currently on an H1B visa working for a company and went on maternity leave for 3 months. Now when I want to join back there are some contract issues between my company and client due to which its delaying the process of me joining back the office. Because of this, my organization is asking me to go back to India since the contract signing might take 3-4 weeks. My questions are: 1. How long can I stay on H1B if my company has to remove me from payroll? 2. My husband is on L1 visa so after this period lapses and the contract is still not signed, can my husband's company apply for a transfer of my visa from H1b to L2? 3. For H1B to L2 transfer how much is the processing time? 4. Do I have to go out of US to come back on L2 visa or can I remain here the Visa status can change after the visa change takes affect? 5. Later if I have to come back to H1B visa, can my employer file for an H1b Change of Status if I wanted to come back on H1B visa? Please suggest, thanks in anticipation.
  11. amitdewan1

    L1 to H1 Visa Query

    Thanks for responses! @Pontvecchio, 3. What risks are you talking about? I meant risks like I may not get flexibility of coming back on H1B again or any other such risks.
  12. amitdewan1

    L1 to H1 Visa Query

    I work for a Company (say C1) and am working with the company on an L1 visa (valid till Dec, 2014). This year, I applied for H1B with another Company (say C2) this year which got approved and will be active effective Oct 1st, 2014. My questions are: 1. If I want to stay with the current employer (C1) and work on L1B, what do I have to do to ensure I can continue to work with C1? 2. In future if and when I decide to work with C2 on H1B, what is the process to activate the H1B and how long does it take? 3. Are there any risks involved in the process of switching from one Visa and employer to another? 4. Can I work for my current employer C1 with my new H1 visa? If yes, what are the steps involved?
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