L1B Blanket and L1B Individual got rejected at Chennai

Hi Folks,

I wanted to share my experience on L1B visa as well as need your valuable assistance.

I had total 7.5 years of experience of which 2.5 years is with current employer.

My employer had applied for L1 blanket visa on March 2015 which got rejected due to " L1 application is not clearly approvable under section 8 CFR 214.2 (I)(ii) (D) and INA 101 (a) (15)(L)".

Post which my employer filled L1B individual under premium processing in the same year. I had received RFE and my employer submitted required documents to USCIS but somehow it also got rejected.

Now my employer is planning to apply L1B Blanket with same petition number next year.

Below are the questions on which I need assistance:

  1. As my employer is filling L1B Blanket again with same petition number will this work for me?

  2. Can my employer file L1B individual again this year?

3)Am I eligible for H1B for next year.

can you please advise what will be the best available option for my case.

Awaiting for your valuable reply.

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There is a fatal defect in your application that the employer did not correct. This defect must be corrected before a blanket petition is filed again. An RFE response must include direct meticulous data that addresses questions raised. If the answers are not direct and detailed or fail to clarify the question posed, the petition will be rejected using the INA 101 a15 clause. You are eligible for H-1B but the flaw must be corrected first or it will carry forward into the new application.

All the best

Dr. Sandeep Shankar, hopehumanityATgmail.com