I'm on L1 now and as my project completed here I need to leave the country .I'm trying to find out all the possbile ways to stay here.I don't have H1 also.One of the layer had suggested that temporarily I can switch to B2 visa which is valid for 6 months and in these 6 months I can file H1 and can transfer to that once H1 is approved.Can any one please answer the below questions.
1)Is it possbile to change the status from L1 to B2?
2)If I apply B2 how long will it take to get the approvel?
3)Do I need to wait for approvel to change from B2 to L1 or Once i file B2 can i stay here legally as the application is pending?
4)Do I need to run my payroll even if I'm on B2?
5)How was the chances of getting approvel for H1 with client letter and without client letter?
6)Is there any other possbile ways to stay temporarily with legal status.
Please advise...thanks in advance.