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Waukegan, IL |
Filed under: Immigration US visas

I am currently on l1b and My sponsor applying for H1b , around September I will come to know the status, my l1/i94 is valid till jan 2014, can I wait till September to apply for my l1 extension with the current employer or can I apply parallely ?

Suggest me the best way ?

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  1. Best answer

    Seek premium processing towards your H-1B petition

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  2. If the idea is to change status to H1B, you should wait to see if it is approved.

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  3. If you H-1B petition is approved, you have no reason to apply for an L-1 extension. If your H-1B is denied, then you can apply for an L-1 extension.

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