WHAT IS THE L-1 PROGRAM
DESCRIPTIONThe “L-1 Transfer Visa ” deals with the transfer of an executive or manager of a foreign company to run an affiliated, subsidiary, associated or commercial office in the United States.
QUALIFICATIONThe person to be transferred must have worked in an executive or manager position or with the foreign company for at least one (1) full year, within three (3) years prior to the entry of the L-1 visa application.
PERIOD OF STAYWhen the visa is approved, the beneficiary can work for an initial period of one (1) year in the new company.
Before completing this period, you must request an extension of the visa to the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services).
“GREEN CARD”After 1 (one) year of proven company activity in the United States, the applicant may initiate proceedings to apply for permanent residency, if he/she qualifies under the requirements set forth by law.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTSThe following is the summarized list of documents required to start the L-1 visa process:
- Corporate document (foreign company)
- Corporate documents (U.S. company)
- Personal documents (applicant and his/her direct family members)
FAMILYL-1 visa holders may be accompanied or followed by their spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age, who will be granted L-2 visas.
It is important to emphasize that L-2 visas are for companions and only allow your spouse to work, once his/her Labor Certificate is properly processed with USCIS.
Under L-2 visas your children can study in the United States, but are not allowed to obtain a working permit.
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