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L1-B to H1B COS approved after october ???

Cary, NC |

Hi I am currently in US with L1B (sponsored and employed by Company A) visa valid until 2015 (also I-94). A US Company B filed H1B CoS and REF came in September month.

Suppose my H1B COS is approved in mid of october then how much time I have to shift from L1-B Company A to H1-B company to find a new client???

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You have 60 days

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Did you talk to your potential employer about it? What did he say?

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You must begin your H-1B job as soon as the change of status is approved.

Please click the link at the very bottom for additional information.

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(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.

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you are required to change as of the effective date in the approval to change her status. You should also confer with your employer's attorney.


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2330 Meridian Parkway, Suite 3050
Durham, NC 27713

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