Entering US with Valid L1B when H1B change is approved

Hi, I have L1B visa valid till March 2022 and have status change to H1B visa approval valid from October 2024. I had to come to India due to family emergency. Can I enter US with valid L1B visa without H1B stamping since I can’t get interview slots?

If your change of status was approved with consular processing, you can use L1B visa till its validity to enter back to the US amd provided tu our employer is ok with you continuing the job on L1B till its validity.

If your COS was approved with I94, you are already in H1B status so you may be denied entry if you try to use L1B visa to enter the US.