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H4 to L1 Visa Conversion

Hopkins, MN |

My wife works for a company in India for more than 5 years, she took 3 month vacation and came to USA last month through H4 VISA. Note that her L1 Blanket was not approved four months back and Visa officer asked to apply visa in right visa category. She came to USA last month through H4 visa.

Now here employer wants to sponsor her L1-Premium VISA to work in USA.

Can she able to convert here status from H4 to L1 (Either Blanket or Individual) directly without going to INDIA?
What is your best advice?
1. Applying for change of status H4 to L1 BLANKET directly without going to INDIA?
2. Applying for change of status H4 to L1 INDIVIDUAL directly without going to INDIA?
3. Returning back to India and Re-entering to USA in L1 Visa status
Advance thanks for your time and information.

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She needs to ask these questions to her employer's immigration attorney.

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These kinds of questions should be taking to an immigration attorney that employer will utilize to file her L1 visa petition.

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Ask the employer's immigration attorney.

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