L1 to TN visa?

Old Oct 11th 2004, 3:21 pm
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Svilen
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Default L1 to TN visa?

Hi,

I'm Canadian citizen currently working in US on L1-B visa. There is
another company that's interested in hiring me. Is the following
scenario possible:
Can I go to the border and apply for TN visa without giving up my L1
visa at least until I'm sure that I will get the TN? I'm asking this
to make sure that I don't give up my L1 status and get rejected a TN
visa (though rarely, this is in fact possible, I know Canadians who
have not been given TN).
Also, if I get a TN eventually and apply for H1-B in half an year,
does the time I spent in US on L1 count against the H1-B visa
validity?
Thanks in advance.

SMI
 
Old Oct 12th 2004, 4:11 pm
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Svilen
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Default Re: L1 to TN visa?

Guys,

Can't really no one shed some light on this. It is very important to
me. Please share your experience.

[email protected] (Svilen) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm Canadian citizen currently working in US on L1-B visa. There is
    > another company that's interested in hiring me. Is the following
    > scenario possible:
    > Can I go to the border and apply for TN visa without giving up my L1
    > visa at least until I'm sure that I will get the TN? I'm asking this
    > to make sure that I don't give up my L1 status and get rejected a TN
    > visa (though rarely, this is in fact possible, I know Canadians who
    > have not been given TN).
    > Also, if I get a TN eventually and apply for H1-B in half an year,
    > does the time I spent in US on L1 count against the H1-B visa
    > validity?
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > SMI
 
Old Oct 12th 2004, 4:24 pm
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Jozef
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Default Re: L1 to TN visa?

"Svilen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected] om...
    > Hi,
    > I'm Canadian citizen currently working in US on L1-B visa. There is
    > another company that's interested in hiring me. Is the following
    > scenario possible:
    > Can I go to the border and apply for TN visa without giving up my L1
    > visa at least until I'm sure that I will get the TN? I'm asking this
    > to make sure that I don't give up my L1 status and get rejected a TN
    > visa (though rarely, this is in fact possible, I know Canadians who
    > have not been given TN).

Your L-1 visa should still be valid but it really depends on the reason for
the TN denial.

    > Also, if I get a TN eventually and apply for H1-B in half an year,
    > does the time I spent in US on L1 count against the H1-B visa
    > validity?

Yes. The combined L1/H1 clock is only reset after spending 1 year outside
the US.


Jozef
 

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