L-1 is a nonimmigrant, dual intent visa category that enables a U.S. employer to transfer an employee in an executive, managerial or specialized knowledge position from one of its affiliated foreign offices to its offices in the United States. It also allows for a foreign company that does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send an employee in the executive, managerial or special knowledge position to the United States with the purpose of establishing one.
Lee & Lee, PS, has extensive experience securing visas for foreign employees. Our lawyers understand how to correctly execute the process to avoid mistakes that could result in unnecessary delays and expenses.
If you are interested in transferring an international employee to your U.S. office, call Lee & Lee, PS, at 206-395-5485 to discuss your options.
Understanding L-1 Visa Regulations
There is no annual limit on the number of L-1 visas issued. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services criteria for L-1B visas, qualified employees entering the United States to establish a new office will be allowed a maximum initial stay of one year. All other qualified employees will be allowed a maximum initial stay of three years. Spouses and unmarried children of an L-1 visa holder can apply for an L-2 visa to join their loved one in the United States. Our experienced attorneys can answer any additional questions you may have about L-1 visas and help you determine whether securing visas for foreign employees could aid your business interests.
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