L1 Visa Full Service

Learn About L1 Visa Full Service Requirements And Eligibility To Start A Business In The U.S.A.

Introduction

The L1 visa is one of the options available to employees of international companies who are being transferred to establish a new office in the United States.

VisaPro’s experienced immigration attorneys will prepare and file all the required documents to form your new company, lease your new office space and process your L1 visa petition.

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L1 Visa Full Service Eligibility – It Is Suitable For:

  • Foreign companies to establish a new office in the U.S.
  • Foreign national executives being transferred to the U.S. to establish, develop or manage a new office
  • Foreign national managers being transferred to the U.S. to supervise work of other supervisory, professional or managerial employees, or who manages an essential function, department or subdivision
  • Specialized Knowledge employees of companies outside U.S. that have related U.S. branches, subsidiaries, affiliates or joint venture partners
  • Employees and partners of international accounting firms
  • Multinational companies to transfer foreign national executives to manage an organization or a major function or division of a new organization in the U.S.
  • Multinational companies to transfer foreign national managers to supervise work of other supervisory, professional or managerial employees, or who manages an essential function, department or subdivision in the U.S.
  • Multinational companies to transfer employees with specialized knowledge such as, its products, research methods and marketing techniques

L1 Visa For ‘New Office’ Benefits

  1. You may legitimately come to the U.S. as an L1 intra-company transferee for opening a new office
  2. You can freely travel in and out of the U.S. while on a valid L1 Visa
  3. Your dependants can live with you in the U.S.
  4. Your spouse can apply for a work permit by filing Form I-765 and engage in employment

L1 Visa For ‘New Office’ Requirements

A. If the employee is coming to the United States as a manager or executive to open or to be employed in a new office in the United States, the petitioner shall submit evidence that:

1. Sufficient physical premises to house the new office have been secured;

2. The employee has been employed for one continuous year in the three year period preceding the filing of the petition in an executive or managerial capacity and that the proposed employment involved executive or managerial authority over the new operation; and

3. The intended United States operation will support an executive or managerial position within one year of the approval of the petition

B. If the employee is coming to the United States in a specialized knowledge capacity to open or to be employed in a new office, the petitioner shall submit evidence that:

1. Sufficient physical premises to house the new office have been secured;

2. A qualifying relationship exists between the U.S. company and the foreign company abroad; and

3. The petitioner has the financial ability to remunerate the beneficiary and to commence doing business in the United States


L1 Visa Full Service Notes

  • To change the purpose of your visit while you are in the U.S. on an L1 visa, you must change your visa status.
  • The information provided here is applicable to L1 Visa.
  • Spouses of L1 visa holders may accept employment in the U.S. by obtaining an Employment Authorization Document.
  • Qualified U.S. companies that frequently transfer non-U.S. employees to their U.S. branches, subsidiaries, affiliates or joint venture partners may do so easily by obtaining L1 Blanket status. Consult with a VisaPro attorney to determine if your company qualifies for L1 Blanket status.
  • Managers and executives holding L1 visas may apply for a Green Card under the first preference category: priority workers. This category is exempt from Labor Certification.

L1 Visa Full Service Fees

Filing Fee – Regular $460 or $960
Filing Fee – Premium $1,685 or $2,185
VisaPro Processing Time 1 Week


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