National Immigration Law Corporation has successfully helped large and small companies to bring their foreign based employees to the U.S as an L-1 Intracompany Transfer. The L visa is a visa category designed for the intra-company transfer of employees of multi-national companies to a branch office in the U.S. Our clients include large multinationals with established branches in and outside the U.S.
We have also helped foreign based companies transfer employees to the US to establish new branch offices in the U.S. Specific requirements must be met in order to qualify for these visas.
The transferee must either be a key executive/key manager or an employee who has specialized knowledge. He/she must also have worked for the foreign company for one of the past three years. The L-1A for managers and executives is valid for up to seven years and the L-1B for specialized knowledge is valid for up to five years.
The spouse and children, under the age of 21, of the L visa holder may be granted L-2 visas. The L-2 spouse visa holder is permitted to work in the United States, as long as the spouse obtains employment authorization from the USCIS.
Obtaining an approved L Petition requires special immigration knowledge and skill, especially for small or startup businesses.