can my ex-employer apply for an L1 visa for me?

Fo L1 eligibility, I beleive employee has to be in the employer’s India office for atleast 1 year over last 3 years? But Iam concerened about the fact that i left the employer in between and planning to join the same company again directly in their US office. Please clear ths confusion.

Hi Deepti,

By USCIS L-1 rule, a company may not use L-1 authorization to become a pipeline to move candidates between countries. For that reason, USCIS will examine how long you were connected to this company in home country. This 1-year connection however need not be just payroll, you might have beeen in touch with the company even while separated like discussing projects etc.

All the best

Dr. Sandeep Shankar, Colorado Heights University, Denver, CO 80223, USA.;