I am a PM with a US based IT company (more than 10,000 employees). My L1B extension was denied in Jan 2013 after RFE - reason provided was that I my credentials did not qualify for an L1B visa. I had applied for a fresh H1B which just got denied last week after RFE- reaosn provided was that my role did not qualify for a specialized role. I have a valid I-94 till Dec 2015 but I have to leave in Nov 2013 due to eprsonal reasons.
At this point, is it advisable to apply for a new L1 visa? Can i apply for a L1-A visa (i got promoted to a manager while i was in US).
Should I appeal the H1B denial? What is the average processing time on denial?