Applying for an L-1B Visa in the U.S.
What is an L1 Visa?
The L-1 visa allows for a foreign executive to be transferred to the United States for the purpose of opening a company or working as an executive in a company that is already operating within the United States.
The L-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa, which means that the executive always intends to “return to his country of origin”, and in much like the EB-1 visa with regards to the requirements, and for this reason, people who have an approved L-1 visa are also eligible to apply for American residency (Green card).
The L-1B is a non-immigrant visa with the following qualifications.
- The employer must already be doing business in the U.S. and another country regularly while the employee is there, and there must be a corporate relationship between the branches. The employee must also have worked no less than one year at the foreign entity in the past three years.
- The employer must file Form I-129, Petition for a non-immigrant worker with fee, on behalf of the employee.
- For more detailed information, contact the Loigica team today in Miami to help apply for the L-1B visa!
With an L1-B visa, businesses can transfer employees from overseas to the U.S, provided they meet 2 important requirements:
- If the company is a U.S. employer, employees may be transferred provided they serve in a managerial, executive, or specialized knowledge role. Employees will be granted an initial three-year transfer period with the possibility of extension
- If the entity is foreign without a U.S. office at the moment, employees can be sent to do so, provided they’re in the above mentioned role. The visa then grants an initial one-year set-up period, with possibility of extension provided the office is actively operating