L1A & L1B Visas

L1A & L1B Visa Attorneys in Raleigh

Visas for Corporate Transfers

If you are located overseas and your is transferring you to its U.S. office, you will need to obtain an L1A or L1B visa. The L1A is for managers and executives, while the L1B is for employees and professionals who have specialized knowledge relevant to and necessary for the company’s new operations in the U.S. Qualifying employees are also eligible to help establish a new U.S. office for the overseas company.

Our visa attorneys know all the ins and outs regarding corporate visas and can help you effectively file for one. Immigration matters like these can be complicated and intimidating, which is why you should not hesitate to seek the help of a professional.

To discuss your immigration needs, call Gardner Law, PLLC at (919) 355-5134.

Do I Qualify for an L1A or L1B Visa?

If this description fits your job, you may be eligible to apply for the L1A visa:

  • you are the manager of some function of the organization;
  • you are a supervisor to other employees or manage necessary operations within the organization;
  • you have the authority to hire, fire, and recommend promotions; and
  • you have a management or leadership role that involves making decisions for the company with little supervision.

You are eligible for the L1B visa if you have special or unique knowledge regarding any of the essential aspects of the company’s work. This could include expertise in how the company works operationally, or it could be special knowledge regarding some service, product, technology, equipment, etc. This visa is reserved for “key” employees who are considered absolutely vital. However, being a high-performing employee is not enough, even if you are more skilled than the average worker.

In order to qualify for this visa, you must demonstrate that no other person could be trained to do your job without causing great economic inconvenience to the organization. Examples include: employees who have specialized knowledge of the company’s proprietary software or products; or individuals involved in specialized research for the company.

Not sure if you are eligible to apply? Contact us to discuss your situation.

Need Help with Your Corporate Transfer? Call Us Today!

An L1-A visa grants up to 7 years of work eligibility in the U.S and the L1B grants 5 years. If you were initially granted the L1B visa for possessing special knowledge, but are now a company manager, you may apply to switch your status.

Our dedicated and successful immigration team is well-versed in every aspect of the visa application process. We know how to guide you toward achieving your career goals. Our Raleigh corporate transfer visa attorneys are both thorough and accurate, which are crucial assets for you as you work on your application.

Contact our team today to get the assistance you need.

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Case Results

Results That Speak for Themselves
  • Approved Green Card AC21 Portability at the I-485 Interview

    We worked with her and her new employer to finalize her employment, prepare the I-485 Supplement J and gather the documentation to present at her interview under AC21 to allow her to port her I-140 and green card application.

  • Approved for Adjustment of Status Family Member Adjustment of Status Granted

    Our client wanted to apply for adjustment of status via the 245i form, based on her sister’s US Citizenship that was granted many years prior to our case.

  • Secured Their Green Cards H2B to LPR

    After successfully getting Form 9089 certified by the Dept of Labor for supervisory positions with the company, we were able to reach out to the employees and work with the company to submit an I-140/I-485 petition which was successfully approved.

  • Waiver Approved I-601A Waiver

    Waver was pending for almost one year, but it was approved and we are currently working on consular processing.

  • Received Certificate of Citizenship N-600

    This LPR client came to us worried about naturalizing because she had a bad criminal record and her naturalization application would probably be denied. After a thorough review of her family history, we realized she was already a US citizen through the Child Citizenship Act.

  • Secure a New P1 Visa for 3 Years P1 Visa

    We were able to work with his new manager to put together the needed information about their business, required licenses, and his ability to secure a new P1 visa for 3 years.

  • Released from ICE / Pending Work Permit Removal (Bond Motion)

    Immigrant had a prior order of removal from over 10 years ago. He was detained by ICE again and his US citizen wife hired us to try to get him out. We filed a Motion To Reopen his In Absentia Order with the immigration court in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Green Card was Granted Same-Sex, Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status

    The petition did not have any red flags but the USCIS officer interviewed them separately (Stokes Interview) and asked incredibly specific and detailed questions about their finances, work history, and friends and family.

  • Filed for I-918 U-Visa Petition U Visa Certification

    Re-submitted the request, along with the USCIS regulations noting that she had met the requirements in having provided assistance as well as her state of mind following the incident.

  • Renew Existing I-765 While Pending VAWA & I-48 VAWA

    We submitted her application, received a prima facie determination, and asked for her marriage-based I-485 to be held in abeyance until the I-360 VAWA petition could be approved.


The Right Attorneys

May Make All the Difference in the Outcome of Your Case
  • High Quality Legal Representation

    As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar, Attorney Gardner has a reputation for professionalism and elite representation.

  • Your Success Is Our Priority

    Hiring a knowledgeable and passionate immigration attorney to represent your interests is one of the most important steps you can take. When you come to us, we will take a personal interest in your case because we genuinely care about your success.

  • Hablamos Español

    Lead Attorney Gardner is a world traveler who speaks fluent Spanish; the entire Gardner Law support team is fluent in Spanish as well. Our attorney will personally handle each legal aspect of your case. We will help you obtain the sense of ease and peace of mind you deserve during this trying and difficult time.

  • We Educate Clients

    We will review your case, inform you of your rights, and guide you in the path that best suits your needs. We will fully equip you to make informed decisions every step of the way. We will offer you the zealous advocacy and compassionate support you deserve.