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Hi,




I am on H4 visa in US since a month.
I came to US on long leave.
My company had filled L1 petition when I was in India. But due to emergency I dint apply for L1 B visa and I came on H4 visa to US.

Now my question is
1) Can I apply for L1 visa from US itself without going to India for L1 B stamping
2) Is it possible for me to work in my company with the L1 B petition with out the L1 visa stamping.

Waiting for your reply. Its very urgent.
Thanks in advance.

Answer
Hi,

Your company can file another L1B petition for you requesting change of status from H4 to L1B. Upon approval of the petition by the USCIS, you will automatically be in L1B status. When granted change of status, you are not required to depart the U.S.

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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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