You may apply for H-4 EAD and H-1B for Consular Processing for your spouse at the same time. This way, you have the option of choosing one while keeping the other status until you choose to give it up. H-1B consular approval will require your spouse to apply for a Visa abroad.
I am completing 7 years of L1A in Oct 2018. Am I eligible to file H1B in April 2018 ? I want to comeback after oct 2019
No, you are not eligible to file under this year's CAP. You would have to leave the country and remain abroad for a period of 12 months prior to applying for a CAP subject H-1B.
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 [...]
If at all possible, steer clear of the J-1 option. Hunt for a job that allows you to maintain your H-1B status and provides for future sponsorship as an Immigrant. The J-1 Visa option, in all likelihood, would result in your being subject to §212(e) - two year home country residence requirement. Seeking a waiver [...]
There is no restriction on travel while an H-1B extension is pending. You could even return with a valid visa prior to the expiration if necessary. Travel will not invalidate the pending petition. You should, however, affix both the I-94 with which you return and the one that you get with the extension to your [...]
The regulations require physical presence abroad for a period of 12 months before you can reapply for a fresh six years. Then again, the initial admission will only be for a period of 3 years with a maximum (including extensions) of 6 years.
We are planning to go to Vancouver on 01-Sep-2010 for H1B visa stamping for my wife. We always assumed that the stamping will be either approved or denied (in which case my wife can travel back on L2 which will be still valid). Today, we got to know that these days visa officers are sending [...]