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I am on L1 in USA.. Oct 28th is my last day in my company..

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I am on L1 in USA.. Oct 28th is my last day in my company.. I applied for H1B Visa this year and was selected in the lottery. However it's in pending state now (RFE-Request for Evidence). I would like to extend my stay in USA till December 15 by which time i should get decision on my H1B Visa application.. Is there a way to extend my stay here using I539 or something. Thanks in advance..
JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?
Customer: Yes... Alien-Non Resident (L1B Visa).. I have H1B Visa petition pending with USCIS
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: nop wold love to
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am on L1B Visa.. (valid until May 2018).. However Oct 28th 2016 is my last day in my company. I have H1B visa petition pending with USCIS for which processing time limit is December 15. So would like to extend my stay in USA for 1.5 month and wait for H1B visa petition approval. Is that possible by filing I539 or something. Thanks in advance.