can i stay beyond visa expiry and file new L1B from once i reach India ?

My L1B visa is expiring on Jun 30, 2013.

	However my i-94 has expiry date of Nov 2015.


	I am planning to stay and work  till sept 2013 (as i94 is not expired) and then go back to India and file a new L1B.


	I want to know if there will be any impact and irregularities during new L1B approval process as i stayed beyong the intended stay - Jun 30, 2013.

As long as your L1B status is valid (shown by the date on your I-94) you can remain in the US.

The visa is only necessary for entering the country. If your visa expires and you leave the US you can't return until you renew the visa.


	the visa expiration date shown on your visa does not reflect how long you are authorized to stay within the U.S.

	The admitted-until date or D/S notation, shown on your admission stamp or paper Form I-94 is the official record of your authorized length of stay in the U.S. You cannot use the visa expiration date in determining or referring to your permitted length of stay in the U.S.

Thanks , but my question is : will it cause any irregularities or problems in getting a new l1b visa .when i am in India ? because i think there is fixed permissible duration 5 years for L1b visa

Yes, unless you stay outside the US for a year to “reset” the 5 year clock, you will only get 5 years minus the time you already spent on L1.

But you said you have until Nov 2015, so they will probably still give you a visa this year since you have two years left on L1.

Probably the only way to stay beyond that is to have your employer sponsor you for a green card.

You should talk to your lawyer (or your employer’s lawyer).