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.
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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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