The L-1A nonimmigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the united states.this classification also enables a foreign company which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send an executive or manager to the united states with the purpose of establishing one
The following information describe some of the requirement of the L-1 nonimmigrant visa program.
To qualify for L-1 classification in this category, the employer must: Have a qualifying relation with a foreign company in the united states and in at least one other company directly or through a qualifying organization for the duration of the beneficiary’s stay in the united states as an L-1. While the business must be viable, there is no requirement that it be engaged in international trade. And abroad.
Means the regular, systematic and continuous provision of goods and/or services by a qualifying organization and does not include the mere presence of an agent or office of the qualifying organization in the united states and abroad.
Generally have been working for a qualifying organization abroad for one continuous year within the three years immediately preceding his or her admission to the united states; and
Be seeking to enter the united state to provide service in an executive or managerial capacity for a branch of the same employer or one of its qualifying organizations.
For foreign employers seeking to send an employee to the united states as an executive or manager to establish e new office ,the employer must also show that:
Certain organizations may establish the requirement relationship in advance of filling individual L-1 petitions by filing a blanket petition. eligibility for blanket L certification may be established if:
The approval of blanket L petition does not guaranteed that an employee will be granted L-A classification. it does ,however ,provided the employer with the flexibility to transfer eligibility employee to the united states quickly and wish short notice without having to fly an individual petition with USCIS.
In most cases, once the blanket petition had been approved need only complete form,1129s, nonimmigrant petition based on blanket based L petition and send it to the employee along with a copy of the blanket petition based approval notice and other required evidence, so that the employee may present it to a consular officer in connection with application for an L-1 visa.