1) Is it illegal to have attended the interview while on a L1 visa?
2) Will I be allowed to change visa while in US or do I need to go back to my home country for Co. B to apply a H1 B visa.
Congratulations upon having two employers wishing to employ you. In general, a person who enters the U.S. an an intracompany transferee visa (L-1) with the intention of working for that company, and who later explores other employment opportunities, may indeed become hired by another company. While remaining in valid L-1 status, the employee may become the subject of a new H-1B visa, and may complete this "change of status" within the U.S.
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