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L-1A Visa Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR L-1A / EXECUTIVES AND MANAGERS

PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL OF THESE DOCUMENTS ARE NECESSARY, JUST RECOMMENDED.

Documents about companies.

• Registration Documents for American corporation Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Meeting Minutes, etc.

• Registration Documents for Foreign corporation including Certificate of State Registration of Juridical Entity from Ministry of Taxes, Articles of Association of Limited Liability Society.

• Proof of business activity of the American corporation, such as company tax returns, financial statement and/or balance sheet for the last few years including bank statements; shipping documents, customs documents, sales contracts, etc.

• Name(s) of shareholders of American corporation and their addresses.

• Proof of business activity of the Foreign corporation, such as company tax returns, financial statement and/or balance sheet for the last few years including bank statements; company brochures, sales materials, shipping documents, customs documents, sales contracts, etc.

• Name(s) of shareholders of Foreign corporation and their addresses.

• Chart of employees and management of American corporation

• Chart of employees and management of Foreign corporation

• Brochures and sales materials of American corporation

• Brochures and sales materials of Foreign corporation

• Photographs of office in US

• Photographs of office in Foreign country

• Foreign company's last 3 tax returns (and US company if it exists for more than 1 year)

• Employer's last Quarterly Payroll Reports (DE-3) for US company if it exists for more than 1 year)

• Foreign company's payroll records for last year

• Employer's last two bank statements showing substantial balance (if possible)

• Any company brochures or marketing materials (advertisements)

Additional helpful documents for small companies.

• Company lease in foreign company and here

• Drawings of layout of company offices in US

• Zoning and fire district information regarding location

• Big contracts the company has with clients, customers

• List of customers, clients of the company

• News articles about the firm

• Firm website

• Other promotional materials of company

Documents about Employee.

• Employee's diplomas and transcripts from all schools after high school.

• Letters certifying his work experience after high school. (The more letters the better)

• Any certificates or licenses held by employee

• Documentation of any specialized knowledge held by the employee

• Any other mass media about the firm, letters from customers, if any

• Awards the company received, if any

• Business license

• Fictitious business statement filed by the company, if any

• copies of patents, trademarks issued to the company, if any

• Resumes of their owners, officers, top employees

More Information:

  • L-1A Visas (USCIS)