Can you go to Amazon Canada and come back to Amazon US on L-1B visa?

Oracle / R&D TLead
Aug 15 17 Comments

I am on F-1 OPT. i have two more tries for H-1B. If I do not get H-1B, can I go to Canada, work for a year and come back to US on L-1B visa? How difficult is it? I read some posts on blind that Amazon doesn’t help with that and that people are not getting L-1B. Is it true? Please advise.

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TOP 17 Comments
  • EPAM Systems ExplodingBanana
    "Please adviCe", Indian detected. Do the needful
    Aug 16 2
    • New / Eng ronney
      So?
      Aug 16
    • Amazon / Eng
      tt10

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Hmm
      tt10more
      Just a garden variety casual racism.
      Aug 16
  • Amazon / Eng NewEndaevo
    Yes
    Aug 16 7
    • Amazon / Eng NewEndaevo
      Yes.
      Aug 16
    • Oracle / R&D TLead
      OP
      Thank you guys. That answer helps me. I am worried a lot because my girlfriend lives in US and I didn’t want to be separated. Now at least I could ask her to move to Canada with me.
      Aug 16
    • Amazon / Eng NewEndaevo
      Here is another thought: get your Canadian PR through express entry. Move when you're ready. Stay there for 3 years to get the citizenship and come back on TN visa.
      Aug 16
    • Oracle / R&D TLead
      OP
      How long is TN Visa valid? Also, do I need to stay in Canada for the PR to be approved? Would it be okay if I DM you to learn more about it?
      Aug 17
    • Amazon / Eng NewEndaevo
      You can get approved for the pr while in the US. The TN is valid 3 years but you can renew it undefinitely.
      Aug 17
  • Amazon / Eng svakgs
    This guy is Indian. Answer is yes.
    Aug 16 2
    • Oracle / R&D TLead
      OP
      Yes I am Indian. But this could happen to any international student. And thank you for answering.
      Aug 16
    • Facebook babdaf
      Just switch company, you don’t want to risk getting PIPed while waiting oversea for your L-1B.
      Aug 16
  • Oracle / IT
    kp1857

    Oracle IT

    PRE
    Microsoft, Amazon, Goldman Sachs
    kp1857more
    If you are canadian citizen then for working in US there is a separate visa TN -1, pls see following link https://www.wikihow.com/Work-in-the-USA-as-a-Canadian-Citizen
    Aug 16 2
    • Facebook babdaf
      But TN is non-immigrant visa.
      Aug 16
    • Amazon hydfb
      So? You can still work for a few years and just refresh it or apply for h1-b as you work. You can still apply for green card as well.
      Aug 16