L-1 visas are useful tools for businesses that are attempting to transfer workers over to an office in the United States. Here are some frequently asked questions about L-1 visas:
An L-1 visa is one of the most useful immigration tools for foreign companies looking to make ties with the United States. This visa facilitates the transfer of key employees to the United States from companies that are related to or affiliated with United States corporations. As long as the specific requirements of the visa are met, nationals from all countries are welcome to use it.
An L-1 visa allows an individual to:
Any company is eligible to apply for an L-1 visa as long as there is a relationship between the company in the United States and the company in a foreign country.
Two types of employees may be sponsored with an L-1 visa. An L-1A visa is for managers and executives. These are individuals who have supervisory responsibility for staff and/or serve a key function in the subdivision or department of the employer. L-1A visas are good for three years and can be extended in two-year increments for up to seven years. An L-1B visa is for employees with specialized knowledge. It covers individuals with knowledge of the company’s products/services, proprietary techniques, research systems, management, or procedures. L-1B visas are good for three years and can be extended in two-year increments for up to five years.
If you are interested in learning more about what the L-1 visa can do for your business, you should talk to an experienced immigration attorney. At Serving Immigrants, we have the knowledge and the experience necessary to navigate the process. Contact us online or call us at (305) 907-6151 to schedule a strategy session.