Hi, I am having valid L1B visa until 20th July 2013 but my maximum stay (5years) in US on L1B is getting over in May-2013. So would like to know if I can stay in US until my VISA expiration (July-2013)?"
You cannot remain in the US in L-1B status more than 5 years.
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The I-94 is what controls not the visa which is only used for entry consideration purposes at the border after inspection and admission by the USCBP Inspector at the port of entry. You can ad an additional 2 years "if" you qualify for an L-1A upgrade otherwise you must depart timely after the expiration of your maximum stay on your L-1B. You should consult competent immigration counsel to discuss and explore potential options if any.
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