L1 Visa--possibly the greatest immigration strategy for entreprenurers
What is L1 VisaAn employer may submit "Petition for Non-immigrant Worker," on behalf of a foreign national who works outside the United States for a business that has a parent company, subsidiary, branch, or affiliate in the U.S. These workers, called "intracompany-transferees," come to the United States temporarily to perform services. Such individuals, who perform services in a managerial or executive capacity are called "L-1A Non-immigrants." Such individuals, who possess specialized knowledge, are called "L-1B Non-immigrants." The foreign national must be coming to the United States to work for a parent company, branch, subsidiary or affiliate of the same business that employed the individual abroad. In order to qualify, the individual must have been employed abroad by the corporation, firm, other legal entity, affiliate, or subsidiary on a full-time basis for at least one continuous year during the last three-year period.
What is the definition of "intracompany transferee"?An "intracompany transferee" is an employee of a company abroad who is to be transferred to an U.S. affiliate, parent, or subsidiary entity on a temporary work basis. In order to be eligible, the employee must have worked for the company abroad for one continuous year out of the preceding three years. The employee must be coming to the U.S. in order to continue working for the same employer or the affiliate, subsidiary, or parent company.
Why L1 might be the best option for you?L1 is better option for company owners for the following reasons:
1. Unlike B1, petitioner with L1 is allowed to work in US;
2. Unlike B1, petitioner with L1 may have intent to immigrate;
3. Better than B1 : L1 may be extended to up to 7 years;
4.Better than visa for investors: No need to invest 1 million or half a million
dollars; rather, petitioner of L1 only need to prove the company has the
financial means to support operation in US for one year;
5. Better than B1: petitioner of L1 may travel freely
6. Better than H1B, there is no numeric cap on L1 each year
7. Better than H1B, No need to wait for perm , no need to wait for years
8. Better than H1B, no requirements for degree
9. Better than H1B, your own company sponsors you. You don't need to depend on
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Who is eligible for L1?you are eligible for L1 visa if you meet the following three requirements: 1) your company has office or intending to have an office in US; 2) you have worked for the company for more than one year in the past three years; 3)Your company has sufficient funds to support operation of the company in US in the upcoming year.
Why do you need to retain an experienced attorney to prepare your petition for L1?The key to success in L1 petition is supporting documents. Successful petition requires significant number of supporting documents that depict company's financial strength and business plan. In deciding who to retain, an applicant needs to consider the following factors:
1)Language. In preparing petition, petitioner needs to explain their situation well to the agent. In most cases, translation is limited. Therefore, in order for all the ideas to be conveyed correctly, the agent should be proficient in your native language.
2)Legal Knowledge. American Immigration law is way more than just instruction of formaEUR,The ultimate objective is to persuade adjudicate officer that you are qualified. Therefore, it is critical to know what adjudicate officers are looking for.
3) Understanding Business Operation. Attorneys should not be a forwarder of documents. Attorneys should be able to advise, even draft for you truthful documents to the satisfaction of the law.