I do not know why you are not responding, but you are not charged per question, per response, nor per answer. So after I give you my answer, you can continue to ask me questions without additional charge until you are satisfied. I apologize if it is a site issue that you posted and the post did not go through. Let's go one at a time: 1) I may be eligible for both L1a and L1b. Which is the best? I am not worried for the timeline as I plan to leave US in max three years. If I need to change status (in case my company fires me) is there any difference if I am on L1a or L1b? L-1A
has a maximum time of 7 years in the U.S. and can easily lead into a green card
. Here is a link: http://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/permanent-workers/employment-based-immigration
-second-preference-eb-2 The L-1B
has a maximum of 5 years in the U.S. and it is not so easy to get into a green card. 2) Is the history of my visa going to affect the approval to get future visas? (i.e. the fact of being in US on a Technical L1b will make it more difficult to get a future manager visa?) If your wife has not used the J-1 and you have not used the J-2, I would avoid using them if they are subject to 212(e) because if she uses it and you use a J-2, then neither of you will be able to get Residency unless you go home for 2 years or get a very hard to get waiver. As far as you getting L-1B and then qualifying for a managerial position, it is possible, but complicated because you have to have at least 6 months of that experience before you can qualify for L-1A. If you can get into L-1A now, you should do so. My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions and there is no additional charge. Also, should you need to chat on the phone, private email or need help reviewing documentation, I am happy to do so for a small additional cost. Let me know if you are interested in these – I am happy to give you more details! When we are done, if you would be so kind as to leave a positive rating for my service, I would sincerely ***** ***** You can even ask additional questions without additional charge even after leaving a positive rating. Thank you for your understanding.