L-1 Visa Attorney in Philadelphia
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An L-1 Visa (Intra-company Transferee Visa) allows multinational companies
to transfer specific types of employees from qualified foreign office
to the United States in order to continue employment for their corporations.
However, L-1 Visa petitions can take a long time to resolve due to the
meticulous qualification process. If you want the best possible opportunity
for success in a fast, timely manner, it is imperative to seek legal representation
from an experienced and skilled attorney at my firm.
Law Office of Matthew Archambeault, we are capable of properly navigating you through any complexities you
may encounter in your petition process. With
more than 10 years of experience, our Philadelphia
immigration lawyer possesses an in-depth knowledge of U.S. immigration laws and immigrant
rights in order to obtain the visa you desire.
Requirements for an L-1 Visa
L-1 visas are available for two types of employees: employees in an executive
or managerial position and employees in a specialized knowledge capacity.
Executives and managers must apply for an L-1A Visa, while employees with
significant decision-making or supervisory functions need to apply for
an L-1B Visa.
In order to receive either type of visa, the employee’s company must
meet two requirements.
- First, a relationship between the business in a foreign country and a U.S.
business must be recognized.
- Second, the company must be conducting business in the U.S. and at least
one other country or have plans to do so throughout their L-1 Visa eligibility period.
What Are the Benefits of an L-1?
L-1 visas allow their holders to work in the U.S. for the sponsor for up
to three years on a first visa. The immigrant can, however, file for an
extension of up to two years at a time. The person is expected to work
full-time in the country, but under some circumstances, he or she can
work slightly less.
The following are the benefits of an L-1 Visa:
- Companies can apply for blanket petitions for their employees to qualify
for either an L-1A or L-1B Visa
- L-1 Visa allows an executive or manager at a U.S. company to pursue a U.S.
Green Card with the sponsorship of the employer
- L-1 Visa is available without any limit restrictions
- Spouses and dependents of L-1 Visa holders are eligible to receive an L-2
Visa, which enables the holder to work in the U.S. during the period of
Let Our Firm Help You Today
Our Philadelphia immigration
attorney can take as much time as necessary in order to better understand your
L-1 Visa case. We are available to consult with both employers and employees
to discuss all of the legal options available.
Contact us and request an initial