L-1A Visa Attorney
We Help Foreign Professionals Transfer to their US Office
The L-1A visa is an option for workers who perform duties in a managerial or executive capacity for a foreign company with a U.S. based affiliate. The L-1A is available for an accumulative period of 7 years and may lead to a green card opportunity through one of the employment based categories.
Generally, the following requirements must be met in order for a worker to qualify for an L-1A visa:
- Must have worked in managerial or executive capacity for foreign company for at least 1 continuous year (full time) out of the previous 3;
- Must be coming to U.S. to work in managerial or executive capacity at the U.S. based affiliate or must be coming to U.S. to open a new affiliate office
Spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 may join or follow the L-1A worker under the L2 visa type. Under this visa, the family members will be able to study without changing status to F1 and may work with authorization from USCIS.
If you are an employee or an employer and believe you or your employee may qualify for a L-1A visa, contact our office to help determine your options and the correct course of action to ensure the proper filing of the L-1A petition.