Hi, I got my L1 to H1 conversion petition approved a month ago. I still have an L1 with I-94 till May 2013.
My quesiton is - Is is mandatory to go back to India and get the H1 visa stamped or can i stay in US till my new H1 I-94 date that i got with the approved petition. My H1 start date is Oct 1,2012. I dont want to plan a trip just for the sake of H1 stamping. If i can stay beyond the L1 I-94 date expiration legally then i would like to visit India sometime later and get the visa stamped for me and my family at that time. Please advice!