Originally Posted by mazdaRX8
Thanks for the info Fatbrit. The US branch is the Headquarters, in operation since 94 and I am in the foreign branch that was recently established.
regarding The L-1 visa validity, would this be the entry stamp in the passport? I am assuming even if the entry stamp is obtained for a year at the consulate, the renewal of the entry visa doesn't have to take place unless you travel outside after one year. And I am assuming the L-1b petition is always approved for 3 years (for a company not opening up a new location in the states)...or am I mistaken?
I hope you've been working for the foreign branch for more than 1 year out of the last 3 -- it's a condition of the visa!
A visa allows you to apply for entry to the US, that's all! Once in the US, the period of stay is governed by the I-94 issued by CBP and attached to your passport. So the length of stay in the US is governed primarily by the whatever the CBP officer stamped on your I-94, not the period of validity of the visa. Generally, they'll stamp it up to the end of the validity of your L1 -- if they don't ask politely.