Immigration Issues/L1 to H1B

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I came to US in 2006 on L1A through employer A. I got my H1B done in 2007 through employer B. I never moved to company B, I continued to work on L1A. I went back to India for 2 weeks and came to US in 2008 on L1A. I am currently on L1A extension currently.
Can I use my old H1B and move to a different company.

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Hi,

As you had H1B approval within the past six years, even if you did not technically hold H1B status, another company can file H1B petition for you requesting change of status from L1A to H1B. When filing H1B petition, this company should attach copy of your previous H1B approval notice and request exemption from the H1B visa cap.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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