I am currently working in India. An unrelated company filed an H1B for me this year, which was selected in the lottery. My H1B petition was filed for consular processing and is still pending. My Indian employer wants to transfer me to the U.S. in L-1 status. If I apply for an L-1 now, will it impact my H1B?


Filing an L-1 petition (or applying for an L-1 visa under a company’s L-1 Blanket) should not impact the H1B petition. If the H1B petition is approved for consular notification (i.e., approved without an I-94), you would likely need to leave the U.S. and obtain an H1B visa “stamp” in order to enter in H1B status, or you could just continue with the L-1, if you prefer. (27.Jul.2022)

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