My spouse is on L2 visa (I'm on L1A visa). Her employer filed H1B visa for her on April 1, 2013 through premium processing. There is no information on the receipt of her H1B application yet by USCIS. Per our research, applications for regular processing have started getting notice of receipt, which means chances of her application having been selected in the lottery seem low. Is our assumption fair?
Now since I'm having issues with my employer, I don't want her visa status to be dependent on mine. Are there any quick options (3 - 12 month time window) for her to move out of L2 visa and still be able to continue working with her current employer. What options her employer, a multinational financial services company, may have to make things work. She wouldn't be eligible for an L1 visa.