Change of Status from L1B to L2 when both spouses work for the same firm


#1

My husband and me work for the same firm ‘X’ and are both onsite on L1B. I want to change my status to L2 and move to his city. I have the following questions

  1.   Does my L2 Status become active as soon as I apply for the change of status? Or does it become active once it is approved?
    
  2.   In the event that it becomes active as soon as I apply, and I apply for an EAD with the initial request , can I continue to work with 'X' while the application is in process? If not, how many days do I have to turn in my resignation?
    
  3.   In the event that it becomes active once COS is approved, Can I continue to work with 'X' on my existing L1-B till the L2 and EAD are approved?
    
  4.   When I apply for an EAD along with the Change of Status, do both of them usually become effective around the same time?
    

Responses will be appreciated.


#2
  1. It goes into effect from the approval date and not filing date. You will remain on L-1 status until then.

  2. Refer (1). You have to stop working once COS goes into effect. You can work for X once EAD gets approved.

  3. If EAD is approved along w/ COS, then you can continue working for them w/ no breaks. If EAD is approved separately from COS, then you cannot work b/w COS approval date and EAD approval date.

  4. I am not sure