TN1 to L2 to L2-EAD

Hi ,

I am in some tricky situation , currently on TN1 and working in USA . My husband company is filing L1 and for me L2 and L2-EAD .
in that case while L2 to L2EAD , should i eligible to work continuously without break?

my company also going to file L1 for me separately

Another Question is - instead of going TN1 - L2 - L2 EAD approach better to remain individually on TN1 and later L1 ?


Usually, USCIS approves the L-2 COS and L-2 EAD at the same time in order to avoid a break in employment authorization. However, this is not 100% guaranteed. If your company files for L-1 status for you, you can guarantee having no break, as long as your TN status doesn't expire while you're waiting for the L-1 to come through. Premium processing may be useful.


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Hi all,
I am currently employed in Canada and have an opportunity to transfer to our US branch on a L1A. My wife and I are both Canadian citizens. Since my wife would also like to continue working in the US and given the very long processing times for L2 EAD , we are looking for guidance on which route to take.

Kindly suggest if these options are possible and which if them is better.

-L1A for me TN for my wife. Once I get GC, convert wife’s TN to GC ?

-L1 for me , L2 for my wife.
She applies L2EAD.
While waiting for L2EAD, she works on TN. Once L2EAD is approved, converts TN to L2EAD