When I travel to any foreign country as a visitor it is preferred if you have return ticket and they normal ask at the immigration counter for return ticket. Here I'm going to US for L1A new office visa and I'm going to stay there for 10 months. Do you think I should get the return ticket? Do you think Immigration officer at airport expecting a return ticket for me when I have to go back after 10 months ? Or I can get one way and get the ticket when i make plan to return ? Please advise.
Polo and L 1 is a non-immigrant visa it is understood you will be coming to the United States for an extended period of time for employment purposes and generally a round-trip ticket is not required.
Attorney Robert Brown's (former INS Director, 1972-99) reply to your question is general in nature, and does not constitute legal advice as all facts are known to him. For specific advice or representation you should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law. Mr. Brown's reply on AVVO does not create an attorney/client relationship not constitute legal advice.
You don't necessarily need a return ticket because an L-1 visa is an intending immigrant visa. You may wish to double check with your attorney if you have one. Good luck!
If you are coming to the U.S. in L-1 status, you do not need to present a return plane ticket.
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