L1b Visa is a nonimmigrant class of U.S. visas granted to foreign employees. The visa enables an oversea company or organization to transfer employees with specialized knowledge to an existing or new office of the said company or organization in the U.S.
L1b Visa is the second category of L1 Visa for intracompany transfer of foreign employees with specialized knowledge to the United States with the sole responsibility to the interest of the company.
Recall the L1 Visa allows employers to transfer such employees to the U.S. to work in an existing office of the company or organization or establish a new branch, affiliate, or subsidiary of the company or organization.
L1b Visa is granted to specialized knowledge staff or employees who have in-depth knowledge of the products or services offered by the company. The employees must also know the proprietary techniques, research, systems, procedures, or management concerning the company or organization.
It is essential to know that if granted, the employee would stay and work in the United States for three years, but the visa may be renewed on for an extension of two years up to a maximum of five years limit.