L-1 Visas

L visas are an integral component of any multinational company operating in the United States. They allow businesses to leverage valued team members where they are needed most. We live in a global economy and international businesses need the flexibility to move valued team members throughout their organization to grow business, develop markets, and provide training to new offices.

Unlike the H-1B visa, L visas are not governed by caps or specific time frames, and as such, offer an incredibly flexible, versatile visa for qualifying companies and their employees with specialized knowledge.

The L1 visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows overseas companies to transfer employees under two categories. For L1 visa transfers of executives and managers including business owners for up to seven years, there is the L1A visa, and for specialized knowledge employees the L1B visa allows entry for up to five years to a new or existing US office. Employees transferred on an L visa should be previously employed by the company for at least one continuous year in the previous three-year period.

For more information about L visas, including detailed descriptions of who qualifies and how to apply, or if you need help determining the type of employment visa that applies to your business, contact us to schedule a consultation.