Can a petitioner who is eligible to work on H1B from Oct 1, 2013 wait for the right time to start or has to start from day one

Asked about 1 year ago - Pittsburgh, PA

I am working currently on a L1B and my H1B petition has been approved and I have recieved I797B too. The notice states it is valid from 10/01/2013 to 03/02/2016. Since I am a consultant and wanted to work to the specific role, can I still work with my L1B employer and when the right opportunity comes, I can start on the H1B. So to be specific, if I wanted to work after Oct 1, 2013 with my current L1B employer; Is there any issue. Please advise.

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  1. Karen-Lee Pollak

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    Answered . Since oyur status has been changed from 10/1/2013 you will need ot start then as you violate your visa terms

  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . If filed for a change of status, you status changes on October 1 and you must cease employment with the L-1 employer and begin employment with the H-1B employer.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Sorry ... you can't have your cake-and-eat-it-too ... on 10/01/2013 you must NOT work for the L-1B employer...... period.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- franco@capriotti.com -- www.capriotti.com -- This blog posting... more
  4. John K Lassen

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    Answered . I agree

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