Experienced Counsel for Employers and Multinational Businesses
In today's global marketplace, it is not uncommon for companies to have offices located in several countries. The L nonimmigrant classification enables U.S. employers to transfer executives, managers, or specialized knowledge employees from affiliated foreign offices to an office in the United States. The L-1 visa category is broken down into two sections:
- L-1A visas -CEOs, CFOs, high-level executives and managers
- L-1B visas - Individual employees with specialized knowledge and/or skills
To qualify for L-1 classification, the employer must:
- Have a qualifying relationship with a foreign company (parent company, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate, collectively referred to as qualifying organizations); and
- Currently be, or will be, doing business as an employer in the United States and in at least one other country directly or through a qualifying organization for the duration of the beneficiary's stay in the United States as an L-1. While the business must be viable, there is no requirement that it be engaged in international trade.
Our office has extensive experience in all aspects of the L-1 visa process, including the preparation and filing of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, as well as the subsequent L-1 visa interview at the U.S. Consulate in the home country of the foreign national.
To learn more about our employment immigration services, contact us to discuss your goals with our experienced Dallas L intracompany transfer visa lawyers.