Immigration Issues/L1 to H1 transfer


   I am in US on L1 and I recently transferred to H1 through a new company. Now my old company is threatening that they will report this matter to USCIS. Is it illegal to transfer from L1 to H1 without the knowledge of employer? They are using some "Breach of Faith" concept and I have been working in the old company for 6.5 years :(

You may have been in the US longer than authorized maximum time on an L1 is 5 years, unless you were a manager which is up to 7. Unless you have an approved petition from your new employer, you cannot arbitrarily "transfer" to another employer.  There could be a breach of employment based on the terms your company sponsored you for.

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