Gabriella Agostinelli, our Senior Associate Attorney, recently had two L-1 applications successfully approved by Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge, located in Buffalo, New York. The first L-1 application was a bit different from our average L-1 application, as it was for a new office in the United States. The company was well established in Canada, but had only been recently incorporated in the United States. To prove the new office’s ongoing business we provided the government with the lease agreement, business plan, and incorporation documents. This L-1 application was successfully approved for one year, which is the maximum approval period for a new office application.
The second application was for an individual who was renewing his L-1 status. This application was also a bit different than the standard L-1 application as in this scenario the U.S. operations were a bit smaller than is usual. We were able to provide enough documentation to prove that the U.S. business has sufficient operations. The application was successfully approved for a three year period. If you are interested in learning more about the L-1 category, be sure to contact Berardi Immigration Law to schedule a consultation with an attorney today!