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QUESTION: This is Sachin I am in US on L1A visa planning to apply for H1B through different employer in the consular option My L1A Visa is until feb2017 Wanted to know if i get my H1B petition approved in Aug 2016 do i need to leave my current employer and join new employer on 1st Oct
ANSWER: No, not if you seek the H1B status through consular processing. But if you do a change of status, then yes, your status goes from L1 to H1B automatically, on October 1, 2016, unless you are not in the US at the time.
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