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Does L1-B to L1-A COS application denial affect my current L1-B status?

Santa Clara, CA |

I am on L1-B from 3 years. Visa expired June 2012 but I-94 valid till 2015. I want to change my status to L1-A. If this COS application is rejected, will it affect my current L1-B status? Can I still legally live and work till my I-94 for L1-B is valid?

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Attorney answers 2


It depends on what they write in the denial.

Talk to the company's immigration attorney ... he/she can evaluate your potential for the "A" ... not a paralegal, not a manager and definitely not someone in HR.

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Do you expect a COS denial? Why? Empployer should have an Immigration Attorney on retainer. Talk to him/her. If not, hire your own.