My L1B is valid till Dec this year. If L1B extension is approved after H1B approval, do I have to resign my L1B employer from Oct 01 or can I continue with L1 employer, ignoring H1B ? If I have to resign, when can I join back ?
A change of status on the effective employment validity date is ignored at your peril. If the H1B petition, for example, is approved in July and the effective employment validity date is October 01, 2014, you cannot be employed by the L1 employer on October 01. You will be violating status unless both conditions are met: termination of employment with the L1 employer; and commencement of employment with the H1B employer. Discuss with your current immigration attorney.
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If it was a change of status based application, you will not be able to work for your L1B employer once your change of status application is approved to H1B employment.
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Any legal considerations with respect to your legal future status in the United States should be properly entertained and protected by the counsel of record, especially if you want to retain that status quo.
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If the H-1B approval included a change of status you need to work for the H-1B employer.
Attorney Robert Brown's (former INS Director, 1972-99) reply to your question is general in nature, and does not constitute legal advice as all facts are known to him. For specific advice or representation you should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law. Mr. Brown's reply on AVVO does not create an attorney/client relationship not constitute legal advice.