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L-1A & L-1B Visa

The L-1 visa program is a valuable pathway for multinational companies to transfer key employees from their foreign offices to their U.S. locations. This program enables employers to leverage global talent and facilitate the transfer of skilled personnel to meet operational needs in the United States. At KPB Immigration Law Firm, we understand the importance of the L-1 visa program in facilitating intra-company transfers and are committed to assisting both employers and employees in navigating its intricacies.

There are two main categories of L-1 visas:

  • L-1A Visa: The L-1A visa is designed for executives or managers who are being transferred to the United States to oversee the operations of the U.S. branch, subsidiary, or affiliate of the multinational company. To qualify for an L-1A visa, the employee must have been employed in an executive or managerial capacity by the foreign company for at least one continuous year within the past three years.
  • L-1B Visa: The L-1B visa is for employees with specialized knowledge who are being transferred to the United States to provide specialized services or expertise to the U.S. branch, subsidiary, or affiliate of the multinational company. To qualify for an L-1B visa, the employee must possess specialized knowledge of the company's products, services, processes, or procedures and have been employed by the foreign company for at least one continuous year within the past three years.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for an L-1 visa, both the employer and the employee must meet certain eligibility criteria, including:

  • The U.S. employer must have a qualifying relationship with the foreign company, such as being a parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or branch office.
  • The employee must have been employed by the foreign company for at least one continuous year within the past three years.
  • The employee must be coming to the United States to work in an executive, managerial, or specialized knowledge capacity for the U.S. branch, subsidiary, or affiliate of the multinational company.
  • The employee must meet the qualifications and requirements for the specific L-1 visa category (L-1A or L-1B) for which they are applying.

Our L-1 Visa Services:

At KPB Immigration Law Firm, we offer comprehensive legal services to both employers and employees seeking L-1 visas, including:

  • Employer Guidance: We assist employers in understanding their obligations and responsibilities under the L-1 visa program, including filing the necessary paperwork, maintaining compliance with program requirements, and facilitating the transfer of key personnel to their U.S. locations.
  • Employee Representation: We provide skilled representation to employees throughout the L-1 visa application process, ensuring that they meet the eligibility criteria and requirements for their specific visa category and guiding them through the complexities of the program.
  • Business Expansion: We advise multinational companies on strategic business expansion and restructuring plans, including the establishment of new offices or branches in the United States and the transfer of key personnel to support their U.S. operations.
  • Business Expansion: We advise multinational companies on strategic business expansion and restructuring plans, including the establishment of new offices or branches in the United States and the transfer of key personnel to support their U.S. operations.

How KPB Immigration Law Firm can assist you

The L-1 visa program offers valuable opportunities for multinational companies to transfer key personnel to their U.S. locations and meet operational needs. At KPB Immigration Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping clients navigate the L-1 visa process with confidence and achieve their business objectives. If you are interested in learning more about the L-1 visa program or need assistance with your L-1 visa application, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Let us help you leverage global talent and unlock the potential of the L-1 visa program for your business.