visa, commonly referred to as an intracompany transfer, is an excellent
visa for multinational employees. The L1 visa is available
who, within 3 years preceding the time of his application for admission
into the United States, has been employed continuously for one year
by a firm or corporation or other legal entity or an affiliate or
subsidiary thereof and who seeks to enter the United States temporarily
in order to continue to render his services to the same employer
or a subsidiary or affiliate thereof in a capacity that is managerial,
executive, or involves specialized knowledge
permits the transfer of an executive, manager or employee with specialized
knowledge from a foreign company to an affiliated company within
the United States.
of the L1 visa include:
- An applicant
who qualifies for an L-1 visa as an executive or manager should
qualify for a green card in the EB1 Category, thus avoiding labor
- Dual intent
is applicable, making it possible for a green card petition to
be filed while the alien is in L1 visa status.
- There is
no annual limit on the number of L1 visas that can be issued,
unlike the H1B category.
visa status may last for as long as 7 years for executives and
managers and as long as 5 years for employees with specialized
require adjudication of all L1 applications within 30 days
visa offers many immediate and future immigration benefits to multinational
employees and is an attractive alternative for employees of multinational
companies who would not otherwise qualify for E or H1B visas.
These benefits should be thoroughly explored when planning to move
an employee to the United States.
If you would
like to learn more about your specific visa options please send
a request to us at:
12865 Point Del Mar, Suite 190
Del Mar, CA 92014, USA
Tel. (858) 481-5211
Fax. (858) 481-7271