L1B Status going to expire in Jan-2016


vemathew

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All,

 

I came to US in L1B through my company in Feb-2011 on 3 year stamped visa which is invalid now, since my I-94 is valid till  Jan-2016 from my last entry in US last year i didnt applied for my L1-extension thinking that will apply my H1 in 2014 and then will go for stamping for the same.

But this years lottery my petition was not selected, so i have only one chance to apply next year H1 process before my I-94 expires.

 

I already have my I-140 approved in GC but since L1-B cannot be extended after 5th year i need to get my H1B for my automatic extension.

 

I checked about L1A  with my assigned attorney, since i was not manager in India and didn't had any reportee under me  and in US as well i dont have any reportee i don't qualify for L1A category.

 

I would like to know in worst case if i don't get through lottery of H1B next year as well, what other possible options i can explore to stay back  ?

 

Need all of your experts opinion for this situation.

 

Thanks,

Mathews

 

 

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Thanks for the reply. My spouse is currently on L2 dependant , we applied her H1 as well but didn't go through lottery.

 

- since my 140 is approved , incase if i have to go back to India for 1 year ,apply again L1 again and come back what would be status of my current GC process still that would be valid  and in progress?

 

- Also while I am in India if my priority date becomes current , would i be eligible to progress to next stage being in India with same employer?

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Thanks all for your replys, well I am looking for if there is any other possible alternatives. Also if below can get some clarification

 

 

- since my 140 is approved , incase if i have to go back to India for 1 year ,apply again L1 again and come back what would be status of my current GC process still that would be valid  and in progress?

 

- Also while I am in India if my priority date becomes current , would i be eligible to progress to next stage being in India with same employer?

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Thanks for the reply. My spouse is currently on L2 dependant , we applied her H1 as well but didn't go through lottery.

 

- since my 140 is approved , incase if i have to go back to India for 1 year ,apply again L1 again and come back what would be status of my current GC process still that would be valid  and in progress?

 

- Also while I am in India if my priority date becomes current , would i be eligible to progress to next stage being in India with same employer?

1. You need to ask your employer whether they will keep your I-140 active.

2. Yes.

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