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I am having B1 visa for US and visiting USA for business meetings , several times so far.. my principal company in US is planning to apply for my L1, transfer from Indian office to usa office. It may take couple or three months for the process to have a visa stamped ....is it possible for me to travel, in the mean while to Us for meetings, while my application for L1 is in process ?
pl help and reply
My visa is expiring in Nov'2013 but my I-94 is valid until Dec'2015. I am going to travel to India after my Visa expiry, so I want to get the visa stamping done from Canada before my travel to India.
So for the stamping..
1> What is the procedure?
2> Do I need to send application for an extension, to USCIS?
3> Can I go for stamping without applying for extension? If yes, how?
Thanks in advance!!
I'm wondering about the "work" provisions of the L1 visa. It's kind of obvious that I cannot be EMPLOYED by anyone except the employer who petitioned for my visa. I do intend to build my own life and carreer in other ways too, and would like to do so legally... So I'm wondering about the legality of "doing one's own business" while on an L1.
I found some references about incorporating, which said that one can draw dividends, but not a salary from an owned company.
For a start, without incorporating, in my own name as a person, can I, while on an L1 visa...
- Write an application, upload it to the Apple App store, and get money from sales?
- Write a book, have it published, and get money from sales?
- Buy real estate, touch it up, and sell it for more? (Is there a difference whether I hire a carpenter to do the touching up, or I do it with my own hands?)
- Buy real estate, and rent it out?
- Make photographs / art / some useful trinket I invented, and sell it on eBay for a profit?
If I do incorporate, without drawing a salary from my own company, can I perform managerial duties "part-time"? Also, what about actual hands-on furtherance of the company's business, like coding an application and uploading it into the Apple App store in the name of the company?
This is regarding my new L1A visa conversion. Currently am at USA on L1B, which got expired on March-20th (my current I-94 also expired on the same day). March 1st week itself my new L1A visa (conversion) has been filed in, along with that my dependents (My wife & Daughters) L2B visa extension also filed in. I was keeping on track of my L1A visa filed status in USCIS website for status. It was on Initial review status till last day. But today I can see that the status for my case got changed to Request for Evidence and for my wifes and my daughters status still in Initial Review.
I think its too early to ask what should be the better option to get out successfully out of this RFE. It all depends upon the query that USCIS has been raised. But what do you think what should be the better option for me? Is it better to leave behind the L1A-RFE and process a new L1B from outside of US (say Canada) and try my luck OR try my luck by replying to L1A-RFE. I heard that L1B-RFE having a very high probability of getting rejected after replying. But I havent heard anything related to L1A-RFE.
Please advise what should be my next step?.
I need some help/advise with my situation. My family and I have a current L1B/L2 visas and valid i94's upto 2014. I have an approved 2014 H1B and H4 petition (for dependents), which is valid from Oct 2013.
I am planning to go for a cruise trip this June/July to Bahamas or the Caribbean. Since I have an approved H1B petition, would it be a problem for me to come back to the US with my L1 visa? What happens to my current i94?
Please provide some insight on this situation.
I have been a student in USA 2 years before and left the country before my visa expired.
Than I applied for tourist visa and got it rejected.After that I went for studies to UK for 1 year.
I have returned from UK and Now I have a business in India and have about 30 employees, Paid the tax return this year and the professional tax of all the employees
Total transactions are about $300k and the profit after salary and all office expenditures are $30k. I am the managing director with 2 years in the company.
Do You see any point in getting accepted for l1b visa or i should expand it more for 1-2 years and than apply for it?
I am L1 visa and my wife on EAD....... Both me and my wife have applied for H1 visa this year and waiting for lottery.
Scenario : If my wife's H1 is rejected and my H1 is accepted. .....
Q1: Can I withdraw my H1 and continue on L1 visa, so that my wife can maintain her EAD?.....
Q2. If yes, Next year when both of us apply for H1 again, would both of us have to fall under quota. Or would I be
considered outside quota based on 2013 H1 approval.?
I posses a L2 visa and I applied for my employment authorization end of december (28) and in January I gave my fingerprints. At the beginning of March I got a RFE, that I have to send a marriage certification. I did that immediatly and yesterday I received another RFE. They ask for two further evidences:
1. your spouse's status, eighter a copy of I94 or a copy of the approval notice for the Form I129 or other form for L1 nonimmigration status (if applicable)
2. your spouse currently status
What are the differences in both. The first point is clear. I will send my husbands I94 (front and back) but what is about the second point. Which document do they want? On both RFE's was/is written that the 90 days period (when I can get an interim card) is temporally stopped until they received my evidences. But on which date the 90 days period starts again? When they received the requested evidences? I put my timeline below and with the interruptions I am on day87. is it right? I am really afraid, beause I got a job offer and now i do not know what to do and if I am able to request an interim card? Can anybody help me with these questions?
Here my timeline:
Dec 28 application received (day1)
Dec 31 notice date (day4)
Jan21 fingerprints (day25)
Mar01 date of first RFE (day 63)
Mar11 USICS received evidence (10 days temporally stopped)
Ap03 date of second RFE (day87)
I got my L1B stamped in April 2010, visa stamping is approved till April-2015.
But my petition papers (work-permit) were off 3 years and its expiry date is 17-Mar-2013.
Work Permit -- valid till 17-Mar-2013
Visa stamping -- valid till 05-Apr-2015
As per the dates my work-permit got expired 10 days ago. Since my stamping date is still valid, is my visa is Valid?
Can i travel to US and work again?
Is there any procedure to get only work-permit extension for L1B? Please let me know.
Earlier i travelled to US and stayed there for 2 years. But currently i am in India.
Thanks and Regards,
Whats the correct process following a L1B job loss. I was recently informed that my position would be no longer required at the end of this week. I am a Canadian, an Engineer, own my own home and my family is here.
1. How do I change my status to visitor, can I do this online? How long do I have?
2. If I can secure a new job, what do I need to tell the employer? I will be requesting TN visa status unless they are willing to do H1B. I have interviews lined up but I am not sure how to explain it to potential employers. Do I need to mention them I will apply for a TN visa for the position?
I'm on a L1A with a LCA specific to city 'X'. As I am currently supposed to be doing WFH (work from home) , is it OK (legal) to WFH (work from home ) in an another city 'Y'. Are there any such restrictions or limitations in working in another city apart from city 'X'?
Hi all, I wanted to know if I am eligible for an L1, given that :
- I have been continuously employed with a large bank since 2004.
- I used 5.5 years of my H1B between 2004 and 2010, after which I left USA, but continued to work for
the same firm in their Paris office. In Paris, I am at present on a 'Local' contract, am not on US payroll.
Now the company is intending to bring me back to the US.
I understand that I could either be brought back to the US on an H1 or L1; for me, the L1 is better as my spouse can work.
I read that prior duration on H1B will count towards the L1 period. My question is does this apply even if I have been outside the US for more than 2 years? I hope to be eligible to apply for an L1. (I meet the other requirements, just not sure about how a prior H1B is treated)
I looked in the forums and couldn't find an answer to this situation (my apologies if this has already been dealt with!)
Thanks in advance for your help / guidance..
My apologies if this has been answered before. I am currently in US on L1B visa. My Wife is applying for her L2 visa at Delhi consulate next week. She has taken up my surname after Marriage and her passport reflect the New name. But the Marriage certificate we have still reflect her maiden name. Will this cause any problem? Do I need to get this changed? I would really appreciate if someone can shed some light on this, because there is a very small time windows left in which I can get a new marriage certificate issued.
My wife has an L2 which we had approved last year that is valid until 2014. We left the country in May 2012. We are returning this year in June 2013 (with the same employer) and she will have the same visa status: L2. Can she effectively begin work immediately and legally using the original EAD that is valid until 2014 or does she need to refile for a new EAD on the new L2.
I am on L1B visa : since Dec'09. Visa expired Oct'12. I94 - valid upto May 2015
Wife visa - L2. Expired Oct'12. I94 valid upto May2015
Wife is currently working on EAD (valid upto Jul 14) with job contract valid till Jun'14.
Our visa is not extended for the reason as my employer is waiting for year end to have more visibility on the continuation of my project. My visa would be extended only if project gets extended.
We can travel out of US, but to return back we need to valid US visa.
I am planning to file H1 for my wife so that she can travel if required and can return back on her visa.
Her employer is saying they would process visa for the period of the contract. If client project gets extended then they will process the extension.
Please advise if there are any other options or suggestions you have for us.
I am on L1A visa working for a top multinational company (Company A). I want to get my H1B visa as another company (Company B) is ready to sponsor it. Please guide me as to how long can I work on L1 visa with company A after filing the H1 visa. Can I work with company A even after H1 visa is approved? Also, do I need to travel out of the country either to home country or to any nearby country once I get my H1 approved? What is the right process for me to follow without any complications. Really would appreciate your guidance on this.
Anyone have experience or know if an L1 Visa will still hold good under the following circumstances?
My current employer of 8 years has been acquired by a US privately owned company. If my tenure of 8 years clicks over and continues (into 9th year) with the newly owned employer, does this mean that my 1 year (in the last 3 years) of tenure would be approved by USCIS or still considered as first year with them?
This new owner I have also been dealing with their products exclusively in Australia for the last 8 years. Does that have any effect on L1 Visa approval?
Hope to hear anyone's opinions and thank you in advance :)
One of my friends reached US couple of weeks ago. his passport has first name and last name swapped. Same way his L1 VISA and I 94 has the name swapped.
Is it possible now to get the name changed\swapped to his original name in all. (PP, VISA, I94)
I am in India and my company is working on filing L1-B individual witn USCIS for me. Also thinking of doing in premium processing. Is there any risk involves in filing L1-B individual premium process with USCIS compare to normal process?
If we go for normal process, howlong will it take to approve the petition?
Thanks in Advance.
Hi Here is my case... I was on L1B and had VISA Expiration Date of 21Dec2012 and I have an i94 Stamped Date as 17Nov 2015. My employer had submittied L1B extension on 17Dec2012 (ie 3 days before my VISA Expiry Date). Currently i got an RFE on my Extension. RFE response is due on 9th April 2013
1>Due to fact that my Extension can get rejected post RFE , Can i stop my VISA extension Procedure now?
2>After i stop my VISA Extension Procedure ,can i continue to stay here on my I94 date? ie can i stay here legally 17Nov 2015?