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Immigration Issues/Can we apply for H1 and L1 simultaniously


Due to urgent req in my present comp I need to travel to US for 4 mnts, so my comp is filling my L1. But prior to this I have already applied my H1 through a consultant but as of now I dont know whether my application would be randomly selected this year.

Now the prob is, if I say my present employer about my H1 I dont get this proj. So can I hide this info and proceed with L1 as  a matter of fact I really dont know the status of my H1.

Please advice what should I do? Do anyone foresee any prob latter.

You can do this but you should always maintain your legal status.  If both get approved then your status would be based upon the last approval.  Thus if approved on h and you get an L approved a month later then your status would be L and vice versa.  I would suggest that you discuss your particular fact pattern with an attorney to get everything staight.
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Mark Ashley


Business Immigration. My practice focuses on representing researchers, scholars, and other advanced degree professionals with filing NIW, EB-1,O-1, H-1, L-1 petitions. I am a founding partner in the immigration law firm Ashley & Krishnan,


18 years as a practicing attorney.

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JD from St. Mary's University, Texas.

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