I am currently on L2 EAD with L status expiring on 29th Sep 2012. My spouse has applied for his L1 blanket extension also with my L2 extension; considering the L1 visa scrutinity my employer has initiated H1 for me with cap exemption as I was cap counted in 2007. My EAD is valid till Apr 2013.
1. If H1B petition approves first before the L1/L2 extension, Do I need to immediately change my status to H1B and my spouse to H4? or can we wait for the L1 extension or till the I94 expiry dates (My I94 is valid till Mar 2014 though my spouse I94 is valid till Sep 2012).
2. And if L1/L2 extension approves after H1B approval - Can i switch back to L2 EAD again to have the benefit of EAD?
3. As we have our visa till Sep 2012; as I need to attend for either L2 visa or H1 visa if i travel to India, will it be any problem for H1b visa interview as I have tried to change to H1 from L2 status.
4. Mostly importantly, I would like to know the best time to apply for H1B. Ideally i am looking to continue on L2 EAD if the extension process works out well. So can i apply for H1b now or can i wait for some time to know the extension status?