Intracompany Transferees Visa (L-1)
The L-1 Visa is available to Intracompany Transferees who have been employed outside of the U.S. for at least one of the prior three years. This foreign corporation must have a U.S. affiliate; the affiliate petitions for the transfer of the employee through L-1 visa status. "L" visa holders are exempted from the requirement of having to establish their continued non-immigrant intent.
This greatly facilitates the transition to an immigrant employment-based visa (green card"). L-1 visas are available to transfer executives, managers, or employees with specialized knowledge and their families.
- Business plan outlining the future investment scheme
- Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Share Certificates pertaining to both the U.S. and foreign corporation
- Proof of the alien's qualifications as an executive, managerial, or specialized-knowledge employee
- Proof of the financial ability of the U.S. corporation to fund the employment of the proposed employee and the solvency of the foreign corporation
- In cases of newly formed U.S. corporations (less than one year), copies of the lease, permits, and other supporting proof of the viability of the U.S. business
- Evidence in the form of payroll records, that the employee has been employed abroad for at least one of the prior three years
- Employment verification letter from the foreign corporation
Our firm provides all the necessary services for owner-operators of foreign businesses who wish to form a U.S. corporation and establish the requisite corporate situation in the U.S. to qualify for L-1 approval.