L-1B to H-1B Change of Status approved
I came to US on L-1B visa with expiry date of Nov-28-2009. My same company this year filed H-1B with COS using Premium processing. My H-1B and COS has been approved now.
Q#1: My question is that can I travel to & back from India from Aug-2-2009 to Aug-19-2009 and enter Port of entry on my L-1B visa?
Q#2: When I come back I will enter on L-1B visa, will this abandon my approved COS and H-1B?
Q#3: If I travel based on Q#1 and Q#2 will I still be automatically converted to H-1B on Oct-1-2009? Actually I prefer to switch on to H-1B from Oct-1-2009???
Q#4: Since I will get a new I-94 when I enter USA on Aug-19-2009 what happens to my COS I-94. The number may be conflicting. Is that a problem?
Q#5: Next year that is Dec-2010 I have travel plan to India again, which I-94 will I submit when I leave USA?
Q#6: Next year (Dec 2010) when I leave for India, I would need visa stamping? Will this travel in Aug-2009 affect it? Can the Visa Officer just make it an issue?
Q#7: Will I have any out of status issue in the future that may jeopardize, any future visa stamping or my GC process by traveling in August 2009?