L1B to H1B


Recommended Posts

Hi All,


Please help me out from below questions,


My Story : I have applied for H1B visa through a Company A in the month of April 2015 and my current company B has applied L1B in the month of May 2015 and it got approved. Currently I am in US and now my H1B also got approved.


Questions :

  1. Will my L1B(from Company B) will be cancelled and H1B(from Company A) will be activated from the month of October 2015?
  2. Can I transfer my H1B from Company A to Company B without working for Company A?
Link to comment

1. If your H1B was filed while you were outside U.S. then you will not automatically move to H1B. Either employer has to file a COS to H1B by paying H1B fee again or you exit & enter US with a H1B visa & I797 after Oct 1st.

2. Yes, a new employer can file a cap exempt H1B petition after Oct 1st even if you have not worked for A as long as A does not withdraw petition before Oct 1st.

Link to comment


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.