I have a L1B-Blanket Visa with (Visa and I94) validity till 15-Oct-2011.I initially got the L1B Visa on 15th Oct 2008 which was given for 3 years (till 15-Oct-2011).My Company has applied for my L1B-Blanket extension 20 days back.After getting Visa on 15-Oct-2008,I didnt travel to US for more than a year.After that I travelled to the US for just 1 month.Then for the next 1 year I didn't travel to the US.After that I got an onsite project for just 3 months.Once it is completed,I went back to my country and then again travelled back to US on first week of April and from then on I am staying in the US for a long term onsite project.I have been with this same client for more than 5 years. Is there a minimum stay criteria for applying for a L1B Visa extension?Minimum 1 year i shld hv been here?
Your question is unclear. One can have an L-1B for a maximum of five years. One can get an additional five years after being outside the US for one year.
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You need to contact an experienced immigration attorney who can examine the facts of your case including (the time frames associated with your L1B visa) and provide you with a legal opinion. If you are on a L-1B visa, your company normally would have retained an immigration attorney to complete the forms. That could possibly be a way to have your questions addressed.
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