Has any other CP'er here had a similar background as me?
My I-140 (NIW) was approved a few months ago, and I am expecting a consular interview within the next 2 months.
My question is as follows:
I initially entered the U.S. on a B-1 visa. I was given a 5 month entry at that time. While I was here (well before expiry of my I-94 validity), my current employer filed I-129 for H-1B. I received my H-1B and have been working here since. My passport has no physical H-1B visa as I never exited the U.S. since I started my employment.
When I appear for consular interview for my green card - will they have problems with the chain of conversion from B-1 to H-1B while in the U.S.? Am I likely to face any problems in this regard?
Everything has been legal and by the book. However, original B-1 entry is clearly non-immigrant intent.
I tremendously appreciate any advice/assistance in this regard.