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Many people think that if you are being transferred to a United States office of a foreign company, there is no requirement for a visa. This is not the case. Even if you are being transferred to the United States by your employer, you require a visa. In this kind of situation, when a business is expanding in the United States, the visa you need is the L1 visa.
This visa is meant for internal transfer of employees and the expansion of a business. There are many criteria that must be met to be eligible for a L1 visa.
Those who apply for an L1 visa must be a manager, an executive of the company, or have specialized knowledge as an employee. The employee cannot be new–they have to have worked at least one full-time year in the last three years.
The company also must be related to the United States company in a certain way, such as being an affiliate, subsidiary company, branch of the company, a joint venture partner, or a parent company.
Are you expanding your business to the United States and want to know more about the L1 visa? Do you need assistance with applying for the Li visa? We have over 15 years of helping people all around the world work in the United States. We can help you too. Give us a call at the number above or email us using the form on the right.
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