L1A to EB1 from outside USA

I have completed 6.5 yrs in L1A in managerial role. Now the same employer wants me to stay outside of USA for few months. 1)Can we apply EB1 while being outside USA? 2)Do we have to apply for L1 A extn for remaining 6 months of 7 yrs while applying for EB1? 3)Can a new employer sponsor L1A and apply for EB1 while entering the country?

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EB1 can be applied while you are outside USA. A new employer can sponsor only after you have worked for them for one year outside USA.

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