L1 Visa is a temporary Visa that allows transfer of a key employee of an International company to US for working in US branch of company. This Visa also permits the employee of International Company to establish or setup new branch or affiliate of the company. It is a boon for the employers for relocating their employees to the US office legally. Any US or Foreign organizations comes under the section of International Company. Employer is responsible for filing petition, paying fees on behalf of employee.
There are two types of L1 visa that are considered by US Law.
Time period of Both Visas can be extended up to one, two or three years depending on the situation. But employee has to continue work in abroad branch for 1 year before getting extension.
L1 Visa procedure includes various steps and requires much legal information about employee and employer. Qualification requirements are same for both L1A and L1B visa. Health and character requirements are also mandatory for the applicant. Apart from this, employer and employee should meet certain criteria of USCIS. Some of them are provided below
Policy of US government permits spouse and unmarried children (below age 21) of L1 worker to accompany him in US. These immigrants can get file petition for L2 nonimmigrant classification. Approved members can stay with the employee till his/her working permit expired. Moreover spouse of L1 worker can fill form I-765 that is application of employment authorization, if approved by USCIS, spouse is free to work in US in any company under several rules and regulations.
We understand the need of every business, so we know how important is for the employer to transfer employees to other braches for better results. Also we are familiar with the problems of employees that they can face in abroad. Our team of specialists will prepare you for further procedures related to application process. With our experience, we are aware of every single detail that is necessary for your business and employee in US. You can contact us anytime for any kind of US Immigration help.