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L1 Visa

L1 Visa is designed to facilitate the transfer of managers, executives, and employees of a company from the country to the American-based office of the company. It allows an intra-company transfer. Meanwhile, the employee that can benefit from the provisions of L1 Visa must be a key staff with the specialist skill set or knowledge that can contribute to the growth of the company in question.

L1 Visa is a temporary visa granted on the presumption that the visa applicant did not intend to immigrate to the U.S. before getting the visa. It is to ascertain and establish that the purpose of immigrating to the U.S. is solely to continue working with the same employer, either a parent, subsidiary, branch, or affiliate.

Some of the qualification for L1 Visa

  1. The applicant must be an employee of a company registered and licensed in the U.S. working in another country but intending to immigrate to the U.S. to continue working in the office of the same company.
  2. The applicant must provide satisfactory proof that they have no intention of migrating to the U.S. before applying for an L1 Visa.

Who Can Apply for L1 Visa?

Here are the classes of persons that can apply for L1 Visa:

  • An employee of a company with a parent, affiliate, or subsidiary company in the U.S. to continue working with the same company in the U.S. office.
  • Business owners who intend to expand their business to the U.S. but must make a minimal investment. However, the business outside the U.S. must continue to operate or run the regular business even after the L1 Visa holder had entered the U.S.

Categories of Employers that May be Sponsored for L1 Visa

  1. L1A Executives and Managers
  2. L1B Employees with specialized knowledge.

For more information about the subclasses of L1 Visa (L1A and L1B Visas), read their requirements

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