My company filed a Blanket L1 petition for me in 2010. I got 3 years of stay in a L1A. They have file for a renewal 2 weeks ago, premium processing, but we haven't received a response yet. I'm very worried since I'm reading that most extensions are being denied lately. In the meantime, my I-94 and visa expire 06/08 (a little less than a month). My questions are:
- If we receive a response this week and the extension is denied, can my company file a new petition under a different visa category (L1B or H1B)?
- If I need to leave the US, can I still work for my employer and maintain my current position working from my home country? I have a B1/B2 visa too valid for 10 years (until 2018), can I travel under that visa if no alternatives are possible and my L1 is already expired?
Provided you are still in a valid nonimmigrant status when the extension is denied, yes, but not to H1B since as a general matter, that opportunity has gone for this year already unless your employer is CAP except.
Your working in your home country has nothing to do with US immigration law. I assume you are allowed to work in your country. If you are not, then it is not really "your" country and my answer is then - no.
No, you cannot travel on B1-B2 visas to work for the employer. those visas do not carry permission to work.
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