My L1B visa as well as I-94 expiring in Nov-2018 and it cannot be extended (Max Out). My employer filed my FRESH NEW H1B in May-2018 (COS from L1B to H1B) and it there is no decision on that yet. After my I94 expiry in Nov, I cannot work in USA but can stay in USA. So, if I choose to move out of country after Nov, would that effect my COS (L1B to H1B) decision\results?
If you leave the US before the COS decision is made, you will abandon the COS part of the papers.
The H classification request can continue, but the employer will have to request Consular Processing instead of the COS.
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