I am currently working on L1A (valid till May 2010) in NY and have got H1B approved for the current year. I am yet to get the H1B Visa stamped on my passport. My I-797 and all H1b related documents are with my consultant who processed my H1B & change of status.
Looking at current economic conditions, I do not want to go on H1B immediately. But I will be going to India (home country) in January 2009.
I have following queries:
1. While coming back to US in Feb09, can I continue on L1A and the current company without loosing H1B? Can I keep H1b as well as L1A simultaneously.
2. If I need to keep only one visa at a time, can I continue on L1A while returning from India and after 6 months get shifted on H1B after economy comes back on track?
What will I need to do for this?
3. Which documents should I keep with me to move on H1B in future?
It will be a great help, if you can answer my questions.