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I hold H1 for a company and had been to US on H1 as part of my work I still have a valid H1B visa with my current company.Now I am planning to move to US on L2 without resigning my current job taking a break for 2-3 months from my current company.If I go for L2 stamping having valid H1 Visa ,will my H1 Visa revokes and I will have only L2 valid or I will have both valid Visa's. If I want to come US on H1 later do I need to go for stamping with my current company?...

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Hi,

It is a good plan to apply for L2 visa stamp at the Consulate, as you do not plan on working for the current H1B employer for 2 to 3 months after entry to the U.S., whereas there should not be a major interruption of your employment with the H1B employer if you wish to maintain H1B status.

The Consulate will normally revoke an existing visa stamp when issuing a new visa stamp. If you wish to enter on H1B visa status in the future, you would therefore obtain a new H1B visa stamp from the Consulate.

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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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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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