L1 processing when your H1 is approved

Hi Saurabh ,

   I have applied H1 from a consultant and is included in cap. My current employer may start L1 processing in the month of Jan 2013 , if by that time my H1 is approved or in RFE status . Will that affect my L1 stamping or Is it legal to apply for L1 when your H1 approval is under process? Even if its legal , what are the chances of getting L1 stamping ... will the Visa officer know that your H1 is already in process and you are applying for L1 with a different employer ?

You can apply for L-1 while H-1 is in progress or has been approved. I don’t think the VO will raise an issue.