Applying for new job and H1B while being on L1

Microsoft handg
Jun 8 6 Comments

I'm currently holding L1 visa. I want to apply to another company. Let say if I get the offer, is it common that they will wait and apply H1B in the next year?

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  • Microsoft Tattle
    Generally not. I know fb and Google offers have 1 year validity so it might work out. Check with ur recruiters.
    Jun 8 3
    • Google verysundar
      Fb and G won't apply H1 for you in this case from L1 even if the offer is valid for a year.
      Jun 8
    • Microsoft Tattle
      Well OP, there u go. Unfortunately, u r stuck on L1, wait until ur H1 gets picked up thru MSFT.
      Jun 8
    • Why will they not apply ? For a good candidate I believe they will
      Jun 9
  • Depends on the company. Many do, since the H-1b to permanent residence through PERM route is easier than L1. However, you may qualify for EB1 managerial/ executive category for permanent residence, which is an easier process than PERM, so you may want to check with recruiters beforehand what their internal rules are surrounding that.
    Jun 9 1
    • Aspen Technology / Consultant wUHa67
      Why or how is L1 to permanent residence more difficult than H1b?
      Jun 9

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