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I'm on L1-B. Can my company apply my GC for EB1?
An L-1A would be the preliminary step towards establishing eligibility for EB-1C consideration.
If I apply L1B to H1B conversion, will my L1B years of stay count against H1B's 6 years of validity?
Yes, they will count against the overall limit of 6 years.
When I come to US on L-1 visa, can I change my L-1 to H-1 visa?
Yes, but that process may involve having an employer file an H-1B petition on your behalf.
Can I bring my family with me when I am coming on L-1B for the first time?
Yes, you can. There is no restriction on bringing family when entering in L-1B status.
Can I change to H-1B from L-1B status?
Yes, it is possible to seek change from L to H while still in the U.S. However, the start date of the H-1B would be October 1st of this year. As long as your L-1B is set to expire later than that date, you should be fine. Alternatively, you could seek consular processing, but would have to leave the country prior to the October 1st start date and reenter with an H-1B visa.
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