Experience on L1 B

Oracle rockOon
Jul 4 18 Comments

How has been your experience after coming on L1 B.

Considering limitations with switching companies. But more opportunities to grow in same company. Did it in any way impact growth in career ?

Switching to H1 B for moving to other companies but uncertainty around visa. Switching to GC may be via managerial path ?

Also considering spouse working options on L1 B.

New experience with relocation to US.

How do you see move considering all aspects ?

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Facebook Qjzc15
    My wife and I moved to the US on my L1B. She was able to work with her L2 EAD and we eventually got our GC through her employer as my employer took a long time to start the process. My spouse employer tried multiple times to get her a H1B but that was unsuccessful. Career wise I was promoted but that actually complicated my L1 renewal, changing job title can be troublesome.
    It was stressful at times between the delays to get EAD’s renewals for my spouse and not being able to move to another company even though I really wanted to but I don’t regret doing it.
    Jul 4 0
  • Amazon / Eng king.james
    How many years does it take to get a GC on an L1B?
    Jul 4 7
    • Facebook Qjzc15
      That what complicated my visa renewal (see my experience above). I needed to move from L1B to L1A, this was ultimately rejected. Every case is different so you might want to get some legal advice to evaluate the risks. The GC waiting time from a L1A is still based on the country of birth but it might be be faster depending on the classification.
      Jul 4
    • Deutsche Bank hgfcbcfy
      L1A is for management positions. How could one jump from L1B to L1A? It should be just impossible.
      Jul 4
    • Facebook Qjzc15
      I got promoted from IC to team lead. This is normal career progression.
      Jul 4
    • Deutsche Bank hgfcbcfy
      As far as I understand you cannot do significant changes like that being on L1B since that requires a new visa (like L1A).
      Jul 4
    • Facebook Qjzc15
      It’s called a L1B to L1A reclassification. It is possible but not easy. Again, that was my point, changing position while holding a L1 is risky as it can be rejected. This should not be considered without legal advice.
      Jul 4
  • Dell / Mktg zxbP57
    I originally came to the US on an L1. My spouse was able to work for any company, it took a while for the paperwork but it did eventually come through. We started the process of conversion to green card, which was expensive with the immigration lawyers but we were very nervous about some of issues surround L1 and being in a right to work state.
    Jul 4 4
    • Amazon A13
      Did you go for GC process directly from L1B?
      Jul 4
    • Microsoft YgPF87
      you can go to GC rom L1B
      Jul 4
    • Dell / Mktg zxbP57
      Just double checked my paperwork. It was an L1A not L1B. We went direct to green card.
      Jul 4
    • Amazon A13
      If you do that, are you stuck with the same company till your GC is approved?
      Jul 10
  • Deutsche Bank hgfcbcfy
    I was on L1B. Experience is good. Took 3 years to get GC.
    Jul 4 2
    • Yahoo / Design getAway
      Non indian?
      Jul 4
    • Deutsche Bank hgfcbcfy
      Yes. I just did the needful.
      Jul 4
  • Yahoo / Design getAway
    How long has it been for you?
    Jul 4 0

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