Immigration Issues/L1 to H1 transfer

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Hi..
 I'm in real trouble.  Not knowing what to do.  I need your help. Please reply to nick_twenty@yahoo.com

I'm currently on L1B working with a company A working in US right now.

I applied for L1 to H1 transfer for Company B ..

Now latest news I heard from them  is my H1 has been approved.

I feel now that I need atleast 2 months to join Company B.

is it legal to work with Company A?.. will company A know about this ?..

Do I need to call anyone to inform this?.

Please help me?.  

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Hi Nick,

If you were granted change of status to H-1B (in other words, there is an I-94 attached to the bottom of the H-1B approval notice), then you are automatically in H-1B status upon approval of the H-1B petition. Since you can only hold one status in the U.S. at one time, you must discontinue working for the L1 employer immediately and start working for the H-1B employer. You are no longer authorized to legally work for the L1 employer, unfortunately.

Regards,
Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.h1b1.com

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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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