Are you a small business owner who wants to expand your business in the United States? The L-1 Visa may be the answer to your problems.
What Is the L-1 Visa Program?
The L-1 Visa program allows businesses to transfer their senior managers or executives and employees with specialized knowledge from their overseas office to a US office.
Unlike other business immigration visa programs, the L-1 Visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows dual intent. This means that the visa will allow temporary residence for the applicant with the option of later applying for permanent residence.
There are 2 types of L-1 Visas:
L-1A Visa: Executives and Managers:
This L-1A Visa allows the transfer of senior executives or managers who have a supervisory position for a key function or department of the business. This visa is usually issued for up to 1 year for newly established small businesses and 3 years for established businesses. This visa can be extended for up to 7 years.