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L-1A/ L-1B Visas

Empower Your Business Expansion with the L-1A and L-1B Visa: Your Path to Success in the USA


Are you an international company executive or skilled employee seeking to expand your business into the United States? The L-1A and L-1B visas offer a unique pathway to achieve your goals. At QBM Legal, we understand the significance of these visas and are committed to guiding you through the application process with expertise and efficiency.


The L-1A and L-1B Visa Process:


Eligibility: The L-1A visa is designed for executives or managers of multinational companies who wish to be transferred to a US branch, subsidiary, or affiliate. The L-1B visa, on the other hand, is for employees with specialized knowledge that is crucial to the US business operation.


Qualifying Relationship: To be eligible for the L-1A or L-1B visa, the US company and the foreign company must maintain a qualifying relationship, such as parent-subsidiary, branch, or affiliate.

Duration: The L-1A visa is initially granted for up to three years, with the possibility of extensions for a maximum of seven years. The L-1B visa is initially granted for up to three years, with extensions possible for a maximum of five years.


Documentation Requirements: The L-1 visa application requires a comprehensive set of documents to support your eligibility. These may include:


Proof of qualifying relationship between the US and foreign companies.


Detailed job descriptions and organizational charts demonstrating the managerial or specialized knowledge role.


Evidence of your executive or managerial responsibilities or specialized knowledge in the foreign company.


Proof of continuous employment with the foreign company for at least one year within the past three years.


A detailed business plan outlining the US company's operations and how your role will contribute to its growth.


Benefits of the L-1A and L-1B Visa:


The L-1A and L-1B visas offer numerous advantages, including:


Work Authorization: The ability to work legally in the US for the qualifying US employer.


Dual Intent: L-1 visa holders can pursue permanent residency (Green Card) while maintaining their L-1 status.


Spouse and Dependent Visas: Spouses and unmarried children under 21 may be eligible for L-2 dependent visas, allowing them to accompany the L-1 visa holder to the US.


How QBM Legal Can Assist with the L-1A and L-1B Visa Process:


At QBM Legal, our experienced immigration attorneys have a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in obtaining L-1A and L-1B visas.


We are here to support you throughout the application process, offering the following services:


Case Assessment: A thorough evaluation of your qualifications and the qualifying relationship between the US and foreign companies to determine L-1 visa eligibility.


Document Preparation: Expert guidance in gathering and organizing the required documentation to strengthen your L-1 visa application.


Petition Submission: Skillful completion and submission of your L-1 visa petition to USCIS, ensuring accuracy and compliance with regulations.


Extension and Change of Status: Assistance in extending L-1 visa status or changing to L-1 visa from other nonimmigrant statuses.


Spouse and Dependent Visas: Guidance in obtaining L-2 dependent visas for your spouse and children.

The L-1A and L-1B visas offer unique opportunities for international executives and skilled employees to contribute to the growth and success of their businesses in the United States.


At QBM Legal, we are dedicated to providing you with the guidance and expertise needed to navigate the L-1A and L-1B visa process with confidence.


Contact us today for a confidential consultation, and let us help you unlock opportunities and achieve success in your US business ventures.

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