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Can I work on H1b after my L1 extension got denied ?

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My L1 VISA and I - 94 is expiring on 30 March 2013 . My employer has filed L1 B extension and I got REF on that . While my extension is in progress I am planning to file H1B VISA . If suppose my L1 B extension gets denied but my H1 petition gets approved still can I work on H1b from Oct2013 ?

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Yes you can work on the H in October if it gets approved. if your L is denied before October you cannot lawfully stay here until October unless you are in some lawful status


Only if you exit the US and reenter with a valid H-1B visa stamp.

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I agree with Attorney Pollak. Consult an immigration lawyer if you have additional questions. Good luck to you.
Dean P. Murray
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