I arrived into the USA approx 3 years ago with L1A, into a Program Manager role, with 1 direct report. After 1.5 years I got a new assignment in an Ops Mgr role with 10+ direct reports. Due to company restructuring, I got the news that they eliminate my current position on May 15th. I was successfully applied into an internal position for a senior Program Manager role, which doesn’t have any direct report (otherwise it is a very important global program for the company).
At this moment the offer is contingent on what HR finds out, how they can extend my visa.
I would like you to ask to validate the options I have, and add anything else you might think of to solve this situation:
1., New organization asks old organization to file for extension (as manager title is there with direct reports)
2., New organization adds 1 direct report to the position and files the extension itself
3., New organization files for L1B instead of L1A if that is possible at all
For scenario 3, I am not sure if I could flip to L1B and later if company would be open for EB1C, could I flip back to L1A without a problem, if I had a direct report?
Is there any other scenario?
Last question, what is the realistic timeline for extending an L1A and L2 dependent visas? It is end of April and PED date is valid until early July.
Thanks a lot for your response.
Have a good day!