H1B to L1A transfer


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Hi All,


I came to US in Jun 2009 on H1 visa through Company A. I went back to India in Feb 2011. I came back to US in Apr 2011 on H1 visa through Company A. I changed to Company B in May 2012. I am currently working with Company B as of Jan 2014. 


Now I have got an offer from Company A in Jan 2014 and I will be hired in managerial role. My question is,

Can the Company A hire me on an L1A visa as I have previously worked for Company A ? 

Can I change my status from H1 to L1A  in this manner?


Please let me know.


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Do you fulfill the following requirements? If yes then employer can file L1A petition.


To qualify, the named employee must also:

  • Generally have been working for a qualifying organization abroad for one continuous year within the three years immediately preceding his or her admission to the United States; and
  • Be seeking to enter the United States to provide service in an executive or managerial capacity for a branch of the same employer or one of its qualifying organizations.
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