I currently hold L1A visa with company A and expiring in August 2022 (first 3 year). Now company B is sponsoring my H1B this year and filed petition without consular processing. As per my understanding, my status will change automatically once COS is approved and I must move to company B in H1B status. What are the options now for me to continue working for company A in L1A ? I heard that I can go outside USA (May be to Mexico) and re-enter with my current L1A visa stamp to regain status. Can you please confirm if this option is safe? If so, when should I travel outside USA?
- Should I travel and come back before October 1, 2021? (Expected COS date), or
- Should I travel and come back after October 1, 2021? (Will there be any issue during re-entry with L1A stamp, since my I94 would have been updated with change of status?)