LIB expiring AUG 2013 , I-94 expiring DEC 2013 .H1B Petition In progress

Asked over 1 year ago - Alpharetta, GA

LIB expiring AUG 2013 , I-94 expiring DEC 2013 .If my H1B Petition gets approved can I quit my L1B employer and wait in US till Oct 2013 to start working on H1B with new employer.Will my stay be considered as illegal because I left my L1B employer and staying in US without job

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . You must continue to maintain your status in the US.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Justin G. Randolph

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    Answered . No you must maintain your status until 10/1 assuming you're approved for the H1B.

    My answering this question does not form an attorney-client relationship. Always retain a qualified attorney... more
  3. Tripti Sharad Sharma

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    Answered . You are to maintain you stay in the U.S. If you are on L-1B and even if your H-1B is approved, you will continue to maintain your status by working for L-1B employer and join H-1B employer on October 1. If things don't work out with L-1B employer and you quit, timely seek change of status or leave the U.S.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more

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