Will B1/B2 revocation affect my L1A stamping at the U.S. embassy?

I was in the U.S. from October 2016 to Feb 3,2017. Total of 4 months and 3 days. While in the U.S. I applied for L1A and requested a changed of status during the petition on the I-129 forms. I left after I submitted the application due to an emergency meeting in Singapore. While there I received an email informing me that my B1 to B2 visa was revoked for no reason given and that I should not attempt to travel to the U.S. using the visa because I won’t be allowed entry. Then, 2 months after the visa revocation email, on May 2017 I got approval for L1A visa petition from USCIS. Will the B1/B2 revocation affect my chances during the stamping interview at the U.S. embassy?

Asked on May 29, 2017 under Immigration Law, New Jersey

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SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, it should not. You should apply for and obtain a L-1A visa on the basis of the approved petition and travel back to the US on the L-1A visa.  It should not be affected by the revocation of the B1.  That may be have simply a result of you applying for the L-1 visa.


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