If I work for a Canadian company on a work visa and the parent company is located in the USA can I be transferred on a L-1 Visa?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Boca Raton, FL

I'm not a Canadian or US citizen but I have a Canadian work permit and I work for a branch of a US company based in Canada. If I wanted a transfer to the US corporate office would the L-1 Visa be the Visa to accomplish this goal? I'm asking because I'm unsure if I would need to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada to be transferred to the US.

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  1. Neil Ian Fleischer

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . You do not need to be a Canadian citizen
    For more info please see

    http://immigrate2usa.com/practiceareas/non-immi...

    Neil I Fleischer (513) 977-4209 www.immigrate2usa.com Note: Neil Fleischer is an attorney licensed in the State... more
  2. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . Your citizenship won't disqualify you from getting an L-1, if you are otherwise qualified.

    FORMER IMMIGRATION LAW PROFESSOR -- LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  3. Toni Maschler

    Contributor Level 11

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    Answered . Note that your COMPANY would need to be the one to fill out all the paperwork, pay all fees, and provide all documentation to demonstrate the relationship between the companies, your having worked for at least one year of the past three for a related company abroad, and your current and desired future positions both meeting criteria for L1A or L1B.

    This general information does not establish any attorney-client relationship. There may well be factors not... more
  4. Deborah Lynne Karapetian

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    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . Citizenship is irrelevant for Ls.

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