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pthoko
07-05-2007, 12:21 PM
Hi All,
Please clarify my doubts if you can.

The G-325A form is asking for dates of previous employment. I have an issue here.....

I did an L1 to H1 transfer in 2005. My L1 was valid till APRIL 2006. So my intention was to work with L1 employer till April 2006 and then switch to H1 employer.

H1 employer also applied for a change of status, I was not aware of the whole status issue that time. I asked the H1 company's lawyer whether I could continue with my L1 employer after getting the H1 and she said it's fine.

So I got the H1B approval in Oct 2005, but still continued with L1 employer till APRIL 2006, then switched to H1.

Recently I came to know that this could be an issue. When I was filling the G-325A form, I wondered if I specify that I worked with the L1 employer till APRIL 2006, would they catch this?? Even if they catch , how big an issue would this be??

If I put the dates to reflect the dates to show that I quit my L1 employer in Oct 2005 itself, would this be an issue?? I guess in this case, if by any chance they ask for any further evidence like pay stubs or W2 in that period of time, I would be in trouble.

Any advice is appreciated. I'm afraid to talk about this to my current company attorney....

Thanks.

crystal
07-05-2007, 12:26 PM
Did you ever go outside and came back after L1 to H1?

Hi All,
Please clarify my doubts if you can.

The G-325A form is asking for dates of previous employment. I have an issue here.....

I did an L1 to H1 transfer in 2005. My L1 was valid till APRIL 2006. So my intention was to work with L1 employer till April 2006 and then switch to H1 employer.

H1 employer also applied for a change of status, I was not aware of the whole status issue that time. I asked the H1 company's lawyer whether I could continue with my L1 employer after getting the H1 and she said it's fine.

So I got the H1B approval in Oct 2005, but still continued with L1 employer till APRIL 2006, then switched to H1.

Recently I came to know that this could be an issue. When I was filling the G-325A form, I wondered if I specify that I worked with the L1 employer till APRIL 2006, would they catch this?? Even if they catch , how big an issue would this be??

If I put the dates to reflect the dates to show that I quit my L1 employer in Oct 2005 itself, would this be an issue?? I guess in this case, if by any chance they ask for any further evidence like pay stubs or W2 in that period of time, I would be in trouble.

Any advice is appreciated. I'm afraid to talk about this to my current company attorney....

Thanks.

pthoko
07-05-2007, 12:33 PM
Did you ever went outside and came back after L1 to H1?


NO, never went out.

crystal
07-05-2007, 12:39 PM
I guess you need to talk to your lawyer as you might have crossed (oct to april) 6 months allowable limit of working on wrong status after last entry into in U.S. May be you need to a trip outside before you file for 485 NO, never went out.

pthoko
07-05-2007, 12:44 PM
I guess you need to talk to your lawyer as you might have crossed (oct to april) 6 months allowable limit of working on wrong status after last entry into in U.S. May be you need to a trip outside before you file for 485

I started working for the H1 company from April 2006. So I exactly worked for 6 months in wrong status. From where did you know about the 6 months allowable limit??

crystal
07-05-2007, 12:46 PM
search archives. some thing is there on Murthy also of 180 days allowable limit

I started working for the H1 company from April 2006. So I exactly worked for 6 months in wrong status. From where did you know about the 6 months allowable limit??

pthoko
07-05-2007, 01:02 PM
search archives. some thing is there on Murthy also of 180 days allowable limit
Anyone??

crystal
07-05-2007, 01:30 PM
related article on murthy for the Inadvertent Unauthorized Employment


http://www.murthy.com/news/n_hombus.html

http://www.murthy.com/news/n_nscuna.html

Anyone??

pthoko
07-05-2007, 01:44 PM
related article on murthy for the Inadvertent Unauthorized Employment


http://www.murthy.com/news/n_hombus.html

http://www.murthy.com/news/n_nscuna.html


Thanks.