If your L-1B visa is a Blanket L-1B visa, then it is appropriate that the officer granted you a three year period of stay on your I-94 card. Your I-94 card governs your immigration status, so you are eligible to remain in the U.S. lawfully for the validity period noted on the I-94 card, assuming it is correct. Keep in mind, however, that immigration officers frequently mark the incorrect expiration dates on I-94 cards, especially in the case of Blanket L visas, so it may be advisable to contact an experienced immigration attorney to make sure your I-94 card was issued correctly.
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Hi hope that you are well. You are in status for the time stated on your I-94. However, if you travel abroad you will need to get a new visa stamped before returning if such trip is made after your current visa expires. Best of luck!
Forget about the visa. It is the expiration date on the I-94 that matter.
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Status is controlled by the I-94, not the visa stamp.
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