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Hello,my name is Judith. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions.
Under US immigration law you have 240 days to continue to work while the petition for extension of your L1 is pending.
240 Day Rule
Sec. 274a.12 says:
(20) A nonimmigrant alien withinthe class of aliens described in paragraphs (b)(2), (b)(5), (b)(8), (b)(9),(b)(10), (b)(11), (b)(12), (b)(13), (b)(14), (b)(16), and (b)(19) of thissection whose status has expired but who has filed a timely application for anextension of such stay pursuant to §. 214.2 or 214.6 ofthis chapter. These aliens are authorized to continue employment with the sameemployer for a period not to exceed 240 days beginning on the date of theexpiration of the authorized period of stay. Such authorization shall besubject to any conditions and limitations noted on the initial authorization.However, if the district director or service center director adjudicates theapplication prior to the expiration of this 240 day period and denies theapplication for extension of stay, the employment authorization under thisparagraph shall automatically terminate upon notification of the denialdecision. (Revised 1/1/94; 58 FR 69217)
Thank you Judith, for your expeditious reply. Is there any receipt or some form of correspondence that I would need in case my intension is seen as an illegal or deliberate action not to leave the country? In other words, would it not be seen that I am staying here illegal. I also have an application for Change of Status ( Green Card ) application pending. which was received by the State Department on the 25th January 2013?.
There is also a back log and delay of 4 months with this application.
You are in a period of stay authorized by the attorney general and your I-797 fee receipts are the proof of that.
It is USCIS policy, not anything written in the law like the 240 day rule.
The policy is outlines through out this Memo
P.S. Would you want me to make another payment for this question Madame' Judith?
I do not get credit until you rate my answer. You money stays on deposit.
No there is no special form.
Anyone who is an immigration agent knows you are here in a lawful status when you have a pending extension petition or an I-485 filed and pending.
It is in that memo link I gave you.
Every person in immigration knows that a pending adjustment of status or petition extension allows you to remain in the US.
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