I had asked the question that whether I can shift jobs from company A to B, if I am on L1B visa. Someone replied no but if an employer sponsored a H1 for me, then I can get the L1B xferred to H1.
So, if an employer sponsers H1 for me, you mean to say the new employer needs to sponsor, right? Because in my case, the existing employer may not agree to sponsor a H1 for me. They are going to file an extension for me on L1B itself.
Moreover, if required, can my existing employer sponsor me for H1 now given the fact that the quota for this year has been reached.
Which way is better: applying H1 through COS or through CP? I guess applying through COS sounds better but is there a catch in it? How will the new employer B know that it has to apply through a COS?
If i get a H1 visa, then it would be for the tenure of 6 yrs minus the period I already stayed in US on L1-B?
Finally, how do i know whether the new company B, the H1B petitioning employer is cap exempt? Is there a list of such companies published somewhere? Does USCIS provide this information on its website?
If suppose the company B decides to sponsor a H1 for me now i.e. my status will change from L1 to H1, will this H1 count in the quota of 65,000 or is it outside the purview of that?