The L-1 Visa For Workers Being Transferred to the US

Did you know if you are transferring employees to the United States or if you want to expand your business from Canada to the United States by opening a new office or branch, your new workers may require L-1 work visasL-1 Visa for the United States

There are United States work visas for many different situations, and the L1 visa is one of them. This visa is specifically for the transfer of foreign workers to the United States, from companies that remain active outside of the United States.

That said, there are many other requirements for this visa that must be met in order for employees to be eligible.

Requirements for the L1 Work Visa

In order to obtain an L1 work visa, the employee who is being transferred needs to be working for a foreign company that is an active business outside of the United States, such as in Canada or another country.

This particular employee needs to have worked for the company for at least one year, full time. Their year of work needs to have occurred within the last three years, and they must work at the company in a managerial, executive or a specialized knowledge position.

In addition, the United States office must be a partner, affiliate, branch or parent company of the foreign company, and the foreign company must be still engaged in business after the transfer.

The L1 visa is a vital part of expanding your business to the United States, but it is not easy to obtain. If you wish to obtain an L1 visa and believe you meet the requirements, please contact our immigration law firm for assistance in expanding your business to the United States. We have helped all kinds of businesses, large and small, expand to the United States.

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