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Hi,

I had filled a L1B to H1B COS as part of the 2017 H1B Cap season from a consulting firm. In the month of august my petition was approved and I received I-797 with the new I-94.

A week ago I noticed , the status has been changed to "We reopened your Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, and are reconsidering our earlier decision."

Kindly answer the below questions :

1. Will my new I-94 take effect on Oct 1st, is it legal for me to continue working for my current employer on L1 after Oct 1st , as I have new I-94 ?

2. How much time will it take to get this back to an approved/RFE state ? Is there anyway to expedite this process as I see it been in this state for close to a month.

3. Even though the status says reopened, can I switch my employers and join the new company as I have an approved petition . Is it approved until revoked ?

Thank You,
asked Sep 20, 2016 in H1B: L1 to H1B by shiv_ram (150 points)
edited Sep 29, 2016 by shiv_ram | 269 views

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1. Will my new I-94 take effect on Oct 1st, is it legal for me to continue working for my current employer on L1 after Oct 1st , as I have new I-94 ?

Ans. You can start working from Oct 1

2. How much time will it take to get this back to an approved/RFE state ? Is there anyway to expedite this process as I see it been in this state for close to a month.

Ans. you can ask your employer to call USCIS about the status

3. Even though the status says reopened, can I switch my employers and join the new company as I have an approved petition . Is it approved until revoked ?

Ans. You may have to wait as they reopened, generally they ask for more documentation (Notice of Intent to Revoke), if response not sent within the 33 days, it will be revoked

answered Sep 27, 2016 by RaNa (14,534 points)

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