L-1A visa classification is available to U.S employers who would like to bring executives or managers from their foreign offices to work in the United States. L-1A visas are also useful for foreign companies who do not yet have a branch, affiliate or subsidiary in the United States and would like to send their executives or managers to the U.S for the purpose of establishing one.
To qualify for an L-1A visa, the applicant must:
- Have a legitimate relationship with a foreign company
- Currently be, or will be, doing business as an employer in the U.S. and in at least one other country directly or through an organization
- Have worked for a foreign related company for at least 1 year in the last 3 years
- Be seeking entrance into the U.S. to work in an executive or managerial position
Qualified employees entering the U.S. to start a new office will be granted a maximum of 1 year for an initial stay. Requests for extension may be submitted in increments of 2 years up until the maximum limit of 7 years. Spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 may accompany the transferring employee and will usually be granted the same amount of stay time as the employee.
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Gold Law Group assists clients with a wide variety of business-related immigration matters including L-1A visas. If you are a foreign executive or manager interested in obtaining an L-1A or if you are a U.S or foreign employer wishing to file a petition for an L-1A visa on behalf of your foreign executive or manager, please call 323.394.1281 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
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