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Year End Review of the L-1 Category

The L-1 visa category is available to individuals who have been employed on a full-time basis by a foreign corporation outside of the U.S. for at least one year during the preceding three-year period in either a managerial, executive (L-1A), or specialized knowledge (L-1B) capacity. This category allows an individual to “transfer” to the affiliated U.S. entity.  To provide some basic insight and guidance in the L-1 category, Berardi Immigration Law has provided a summary of past blogs that may help you understand the L-1 category:

  1. Basic overview of the L-1 category:  Are you ready to expand your foreign company to the U.S.? Does your foreign company want to transfer you to the U.S.?  This link will provide you with the 101s of L-1’s.
  2. L-1A granted to a foreign executive: This case study shows how Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, was successful in submitting  a L-1A petition to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a foreign executive.  The case was approved in a mere 14 days.
  3. L-1 for new office in NYC: A Canadian executive wanted to enter the U.S. in order to open a new office of his company in New York City.  The L-1A petition was approved with the assistance of Berardi Immigration Law.
  4. Comparison of L-1 and TN category: Which visa category best fits your situation under the NAFTA treaty?  Please note: the government fees listed in this posting may not reflect the most up-to-date fees required by USCIS.  For the current fees, please visit the USCIS website.

If you are interested in obtaining L-1 visa or other employment based status, please contact our Attorneys today!