Immigration Issues/Regarding H1B COS

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Hi,

I have been working for Company A with L1B visa. Since my visa max out reached, company A processed H1B for me, and it is approved from Oct 1st 2014. I am in US all over the time, and didn't stamp for H1.

May I know when will I eligible to switch the company? Do I have to wait for Paycheck to be generated? If so, after how many pay checks i can initiate H1B transfer?

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Hi,

If the H1B approval notice is "change of status" rather than consular processing, you will automatically be in H1B status on October 01, 2014. On that date or shortly thereafter (preferably no more than 30 days) you should be on the payroll of the H1B employer, and you must ensure that you are no longer on the payroll of the L1B employer after September 30, 2014.

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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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