Applied for L1B blanket through my company in June 2010. Entered the US in August 2010 and went back to India in September 2011. Came back to the US on 4th Sept 2012(stayed out for more than a year). L1B visa is due for extension on 7th June 2013. I-94 expires on 7th June 2013. Considering the rise of L1B extension rejections, I am planning to do the following.
1. I was a manager in India for the same company for last 3 years and here in the US I have taken up a project manager role since October. I am planning to file for L1A conversion.
a. do I need to file for L1A conversion before 07-Dec-2012 (6 months prior to L1B expiry) ?
b. can I apply for extension along with L1A conversion. If so when should my case be applied ?
c. does L1B get affected if L1A conversion is rejected ?