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Tag: L1_Visa

  • L-1B Category for Specialized Knowledge Employees

    The L-1 (“intracompany transferee”) classification is utilized by employers to transfer executives, managers, and specialized knowledge employees to the United States from an affiliated office abroad. Executives and managers can qualify for work authorization under the L-1A classification, and specialized knowledge employees can qualify under the L-1B classification.  This article will focus on the L-1B […]

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  • DOS Issues Update on Court Order Regarding Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Pose a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market

    On June 22, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation 10052 (PP 10052) suspending certain nonimmigrant visas until December 31, 2020. Effective June 24, the proclamation prohibits foreign nationals, and any foreign nationals accompanying or following to join them, from entering the U.S. under the H-1B, H-2B, J, or L nonimmigrant visa classifications. Lawsuit Challenging the Proclamation’s Legal […]

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  • L-1 & TN Visa Application Procedures (Sept. 2020)

    In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details the current process for applying for an L-1 or TN visa at the U.S./Canadian northern border given the recurring closures for non-essential travel. Essentially, the process remains largely the same. As is normally the case, the applicant will drive up to U.S Customs and Border Protection and […]

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  • L-1 Case Summary: Specialized Knowledge

    Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had a client who successfully applied for L-1 renewal status at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Our client was an employee of a large sushi company and had specialized knowledge specific to the sushi industry and his field. […]

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  • The L-1 Category for Managers

    The L-1 category is utilized by multinational companies to transfer managerial, executive, and specialized knowledge employees from a foreign entity to a parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or branch office in the United States. To qualify, a petitioner must prove that it has a qualifying relationship with the transferee’s foreign employer and that it is doing business […]

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  • L-1 Case Summary: Personnel Manager

    We recently had a successful L-1 client present their application to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom had a client who was a personnel manager. Zach was able to prepare an application in which he proved that the manager was a […]

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  • L-1 Managers Q&A

    Following are some of the most frequently asked questions about the L-1 category. Q: What does it mean to be “doing business”? A: Doing business means the regular, systematic, and continuous provision of goods and/or services by a qualifying organization and does not include the mere presence of an agent or office of the qualifying organization […]

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  • Executive Order Overview: L-1 Visa

    In today’s video, our Associate Attorney, Zach Ahlstrom, discusses the impact of President Trump’s executive order on certain nonimmigrant visa categories. One of these categories is the L-1 visa. However, as Canadians are visa-exempt, Canadians are still eligible to apply for and renew L-1 status at the border. When the executive order was initially issued […]

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  • Canada Day is approaching! Can I Travel to Canada?

    In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders, as part of a North American approach to stop the spread of the virus. These measures were implemented on March 21, 2020 and were originally in place for 30 […]

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  • Can I Still Apply For or Renew My TN or L-1 Status?

    In this video, our Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli answers one of the most common questions we are hearing from clients right now: “Can I still apply for or renew my TN or L-1 status?” The answer is yes! While the border remains closed until July 21, 2020, CBP is still accepting applications for both […]

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