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L1A visa approved ... and now?

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just received the notice that my L-1A visa was approved. Unfotuntally, the nostice still stated that I have to pick it up at a consulate abroad. The INS dis not seem to get the notice from my employer that I have already entered the US on a business Visa and that I requested the visa to be picked up at the local INS.

When calling INS, they told me that as long as I do not leave the US, I am fine with the notice (Form I797B valin duntil 2008), but as soon as I leave the US, I will have to get the visa? Is that correct? Do I not need something in my passport or a card? Or if yes, can I change my status in the US or when entering the US - can I get the visa that way (going to canada and coming back). The forms states that if no visa required, I can get admission to the US with that form...

Any experience with this or suggestions on how to deal with this? Also, any idea on how soon I cann apply for a green card with my L-1A visa?

Thanks a lot.

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