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Tag: L-1 Visas

  • New Update to Foreign Affairs Manual Aims to Support DACA Recipients and Dreamers

    The June 2024 update to the Foreign Affairs Manual aims to expedite the visa process for DACA recipients and U.S. graduates with job offers. This policy change highlights the U.S. government's commitment to retaining skilled talent educated in the country, benefiting Dreamers and the U.S. workforce alike.
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  • L-1 Visa: Qualifying Relationship & Qualifying Employment Requirements

    The L-1 nonimmigrant visa category is for intracompany transferees. It allows certain individuals who have one year of qualifying employment abroad in an executive, managerial, or specialized knowledge position to transfer to a related U.S. business entity with a qualifying relationship. What is a “Qualifying Relationship”? A qualifying relationship exists if the foreign entity is […]
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  • L-1 intracompany transferees who are Intermittent Border Crossers

    The L-1 nonimmigrant visa category is for intracompany transferees. It allows certain individuals who have one year of qualifying employment abroad in an executive, managerial, or specialized knowledge position to transfer to a parent, subsidiary, branch, or affiliate business entity in the U.S. This visa category is meant to facilitate the movement of key personnel […]
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  • USCIS Notice to Amend H-1B Regulations

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently proposed to amend its regulations governing H-1B specialty occupation workers to modernize and improve the efficiency of the H-1B program, add benefits and flexibilities, and improve integrity measures. Some of the proposed provisions would narrowly impact other nonimmigrant classifications, including: E-3, F-1, H-2, H-3, L-1, O, P, […]
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  • USCIS Policy Update: Clarifications for L-1 Intracompany Transferee Petitions

    The L-1 nonimmigrant visa classification allows qualifying U.S. employers to temporarily transfer employees from related foreign offices to locations within the United States. It plays a pivotal role in facilitating the smooth exchange of talent within international organizations. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently issued policy guidance on L-1 intracompany transferee petitions in […]
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  • Visa Dropbox Appointment: Everything You Need to Know

    When applying for a U.S. visa, one necessary step involves attending an in-person visa interview. During this session, a consular officer will evaluate your qualification for the visa. You may be asked about several topics such as the purpose of your travel, employment, financial standing, educational background, and your familial and residential circumstances. The primary […]
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  • USCIS Updates Receipt Process for Form I-129S

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has recently introduced a significant change that will expedite and enhance the processing of L-1 nonimmigrant intracompany transferee petitions. These changes are set to streamline the issuance of receipts for L-1 nonimmigrant executives, managers, or specialized knowledge professionals under a previously approved blanket L petition.  When filing Form I-129S, […]
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  • The L-1 Visa Guide: Immigration Steps & Strategies Explained

    Still struggling with the L-1 visa process? Look no further! Our step-by-step guide is the perfect way to navigate the complicated immigration laws and regulations. We’ll walk you through every step from preparing your paperwork to your interview. The L-1 nonimmigrant category is for intracompany transfers and blanket L petitions. It is available to individuals […]
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  • L-1 Blanket Visa Petition Overview

    An L-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the U.S. To qualify for this work visa, the alien employee must have worked as an executive, manager, or specialized employee for the foreign […]
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  • Tips and Tricks for Success at Your Blanket L Interview | Everything You Need to Know | Part 4

    Your business has been classified as an L-1 company – what’s next? Watch this video by attorney Gabriella Agostinelli for more information – you may also be interested in our L-1 Visa: Intracompany Transfers page. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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