The "areas" you'll need to focus on when putting together an L-1A petition for a small business like yours are far too numerous and laborious with details. The strategy is also crucial. All of that is far too laborious to explain on a quick free consultation on the Internet. You'll need to schedule a consultation with an experienced business immigration lawyer for this.
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Based upon these facts it would appear you are eligible for an L-1A visa. The Avvo terms of service (not to mention Bar rules) prevent attorneys from soliciting cases in this forum. L-1 visa cases are complex and take time to evaluate. There may be other and/or better options available to you as well depending on the facts of your case. An experienced immigration attorney can help you make this determination and put you on the course of success.
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Without retaining an experienced attorney versed in immigrant visas I personally do not know how it would be possible to facilitate your variable objectives by one online paragraph.
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Based on the initial information you have provided you appear to have most of the basic requirements for the L visa. The process has a lot of details and you will be well served to retain legal assistance from an immigration attorney going forward with the process.
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Hello. Please review the requirements for an L-1A petition. http://www.nejamelaw.com/articles/l1-visa-preventing-surviving-request-for-evidence.html It appears that you qualify, but many petitioners encounter some basic issues since they fail to document their case properly. Please be sure to hire an experienced immigration attorney. Best regards,
Provided that you can show that you can show the required degree of affiliation between the Canadian and US entities, and demonstrate that you do, in fact, perform managerial functions within the foreign entity, you may be able to obtain an L-1A visa to the US. Under certain circumstances, you may be able to go straight for the green card, without doing an L1-A first. I would highly recommend that you schedule a consultation with an immigration attorney to discuss your immigration objectives in light of your commercial goals. Best of luck!