I'm looking to relocate with an L1 visa next year. Due to personal reasons, I need to wait until Q2 2020.
I had an informal chat with a hiring manager, and he encouraged me to apply Q4 this year. When I raised my concerns regarding timing, he said after the visa is approved, I'll have a few months to move to the US, so I can work remotely, and do business trips until I'm ready.
However some other guy I know told me that once your visa is approved, you need to move immediately.
Anyone knows who is right? It's impossible to find this particular information online.
You can even come temporarily and then return.
There's no nonimmigrant Visa that forces you to live in the USA.