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My L1B visa & petition will be expiring on october 2011 But my I-94 is valid upto 2013. Can i stay & work in US on I-94 ??

Yonkers, NY |

Can I reduced my I-94 validity date to my visa expiry date by moving to canada for short time of days??

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The I-94 governs your status in the US. If you leave the US, however, you will need an L-1B visa stamp in the passport in order to return.

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Yes, the I-94 governs your length of stay in the USA.



Since your I-94 is what governs your authorized period of stay, you would in theory be violating no law by remaining here and continuing to work under the terms of your L-1B until the 2013 expiration. But if you plan to travel, you will need a valid approval and visa stamp in order to reenter.



As I can stay & work on I94 , but it should not affect my future chances of getting visa back to U.S