Are you an executive or manager in a foreign company who wants to immigrate to the United States for work? Then the L-1A Visa may be for you.
What is the L-1A Visa?
The L-1A, Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager, Visa allows a U.S. employer to transfer a non-immigrant employee from an affiliated/sister office in another country to an office inside the U.S.
In this way established U.S. companies can transfer a non-immigrant employee or a foreign company can transfer an employee to a sister site within the U.S. for the purposes of establishing a U.S. office.
Who qualifies for the L-1A Visa?
Foreign employees fall under the “temporary worker” category in the U.S. immigration system. For the L-1A Visa, the employee to be transferred must be in an executive or managerial role within the company/organization. They also must have worked consecutively for one year with a foreign company within the last three years before their application.
Employees who qualify as establishing a new office are granted an initial stay of one year, while all other qualified employees are granted an initial stay of a maximum of three years. Requests for an extension are available until the employee reaches a maximum of seven years for their stay.
What are the advantages of the L-1A Visa?
There are quite a few advantages for the L-1A Visa. Some of the advantages include:
>Your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may accompany you to the U.S.
>Your spouse may seek employment in the U.S.
>Your home country is not required to have a commerce treaty with the U.S.
>You can still remain a citizen of your home country
>You can apply for a green card, if you desire, without jeopardizing your L-1A status
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