Immigration Issues/L1B and green card

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my husband is travelling to us frequently on l1b visa. currently he is in india. the visa will expire in 4 months. can his indian company file for his green card instead of applying for another visa without going to usa?

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Hi,

As L visa status allows for intention to immigrate to the U.S., the company can start the green card process for your husband anytime through the filing of PERM: www.h1b1.com/laborcert.htm

However, the company should also file for L1B extension with the USCIS. Unexpired L1B visa stamp is required to enter the U.S., as simply starting the green card process does not confer any travel or employment rights in the U.S.

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Ajay K. Arora

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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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