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Change of Status - L1 to H1B
Between L1 and H1B
If you’re seeking an L1 to H1B change of status, there are some factors that will remain the
same once you receive your new visa. The similarities between L1 and H1B status include:
Because of dual intent, you do not need to prove ties to your country of citizenship in
order to apply for a green card from your L1 or H1B visa status.
L1 and H1B both offer premium processing for a fee of $1255 USD. This ensures that
your case will be reviewed by USCIS within 15 days of being received. If USCIS asks for
any additional paperwork, such as an RFE (Request for Evidence), the 15 day period will
begin after those documents are received.
If you you wish to change your status from L1 to H1B, there are a variety of
advantages. For starters, the L1 to H1B process is much easier compared to
other change of status options. Also, if you do apply for H1B status and you are
denied, you may still remain in the U.S. for the duration of your L1 status.
Finally, H1B offers more flexibility when changing jobs. The L1 visa does not
allow you to work for any other company than the one through which you
applied for your visa. Conversely, you may change positions with the H1B
visa--it is important to note that you are required to alert USCIS of your
employment change prior to your last day.
Before you can apply for a change of status, you
must first find a qualified employer to sponsor
your H1B status. Your employer will need to
include the following with your application:
Name and title of person filling the
Name and address of the company
Brochures and other informational
resources about the company
Completed visa filing forms and fees
Job title and description
Federal Tax ID number
Minimum requirements for the position
lawyer can be a valuable asset throughout
this process. For more information on H1B
visas and other immigration information,
contact the experts at Katz Law Office, Ltd.
today for a free consultation.
Katz Law Office, Ltd.
4105 West 26th Street Chicago,
(773) 321-6651/ (773) 321-6708