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Can i go for L1B since H1B lottery for 2015 is not positive

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Hi Friends,

    Can you please provide your valuable suggestion on the below case.

    My employer applied H1B this year and the lottery result is not

positive so far (almost its confirmed that result will be not positive),

so my current employer planning to process L1B soon.

    1] Can i go for it ?
    2] If Yes, What should i answer in L1B interview if the officer asks

"You just applied for H1B and since because its not through you have come

for L1B" ?
    3] Any other tricky questions should i expect ?

    Thanks in advance for your time and reply.

    Thanks,
    John
asked Jun 23, 2014 in L1, L2, H4, B Visas & Misc by johnveeraa (130 points)

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Hello John,

Yes, You can apply L1 Visa. There wont be any adverse effect to your proposed L1 Visa application because of your H1B Lottery result.

 

To keep you posted, getting L1B visa these days is not so easy even if you have great specialized knowledge..

Below mentioned are few questions which you will be asked in the Visa interview..

  • What is the purpose of your trip ?
  • How is Proprietary Knowledge used on the project?
  • Explain me about the project?
  • Why you only and not others ?
  • Who is your Onsite Supervisor and how will he supervise you ?
  • What is your work location in the U.S?
  • Will you be working out of the petitioner’s location  or will this be an offsite placement (Client office)?
  • Is your onsite supervisor based out of the same work location as yours?
  • Are you going to add to your project or a replacement?
  • What is the salary being paid ? - India / US
  • Questions about the client / Employer.
  • Since how long are you with your current employer?

 

Thanks

Gopi Krishna Reddy

answered Jun 24, 2014 by Gopikrishna Reddy C (400 points)
Thanks a lot Gopi for your detailed answer.
Hi,

Sorry to ask this question again. Can you please provide me a convincing answer for this.

Suppose if the officer asks "You just applied for H1B and since because its not through you have come for L1B" ?

Then How should i convince him ?

Thanks in advance for your support and answer !!
Hello John,

Since both the visa types falls under work capacity, there wont be any question asked like such.

However you can support this question as follows..

"You just applied for H1B and since because its not through you have come for L1B" ?

As there is a highly critical requirement where  my physical presence at onsite is very much mandatory and no one can replace this position, i have been specifically choosen by my client for this role  to be occupied.

Thanks
Gopi Krishna Reddy
Thanks a lot Gopi for your response. I appreciate your support.



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