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Sir, I originally entered US with L1A visa (validity till 02

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Sir,I originally entered US with L1A visa (validity till 02 Feb 2015) and I94 also for the same date . This L1A visa was based on a blanket petition. In August 2014 I left US on a short trip while entering back at POE , I was given a new I94 till August 2017 on the same visa status (L1A).In other words the I94 date got extended and i continue to maintain the same visa status although the visa itself got expired in 02 feb 2015.Now I have an urgent personal commitment to go back to India on a short trip and want to return back to the states.
1. I understand that although I have a valid I94 I won't be able to return back just with the I94 as the original visa's stamped expiry date is already past. Automatic re-validation won't apply because I am traveling outside the contagious territory. Is this correct ?
2. What should I do to enter back in to united states. Will I be able to get visa stamping in a US consulate outside the united states by just showing the valid I94 date (till august 2017)Regards,
Guruprasanna M
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 12 months ago.

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Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 12 months ago.

Sorry for the delay. To answer each question:

1) Correct. You will need to apply for a new L-1 visa.

2) Yes, you should, but I would also carry a complete copy of your L-1 blanket petition and the last 3 to 6 paycheck stubs to show you had been maintaining L-1 status until you left the U.S. and it wouldn't hurt to have a letter from your employer stating that you will be employed when you come back to the U.S.

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Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 11 months ago.

Hello. I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help? Please let me know. Thank you!

Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for your kindness and respect. Good luck to you.