Overview of L-1 Visas

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Alcorn Immigration Law provides immigration legal services to companies, employees, investors, founders, and others seeking visas and green cards. L-1 visas are for employees transferring to the U.S. to work in an office related to a foreign company where they have previously been working. 

If employees are coming to run, manage or set up a U.S. office or unit, they could qualify for an L-1A Visa for Intracompany Transferee Managers and Executives.

If they’re coming because they possess unique knowledge of a company’s procedures, products, or other important information, they could qualify for an L-1B Visa for Intracompany Transferee Specialized Knowledge Workers.

Spouses and children can come, too, under both L-1A and L-1B visas.

If you are an employer who frequently petitions to transfer employees from your multinational offices to the U.S. as managers, executives, or individuals with specialized knowledge, you might consider a Blanket L petition. A Blanket L petition is a group petition for your employees to apply directly for their L-1 visas at consulates without first waiting for USCIS to approve an individual L petition approved.  It is initially valid for 3 years but later may be valid indefinitely.


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Alcorn Immigration Law supports immigration for innovation. Our team can help you find the best option for yourself or your employees. Please see our pages for each type of employment-based visa to learn more about the requirements, forms, filing fees, and other details.