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L-1 Visas

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Your Trusted Partner for L-1 Work Visas

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L-1 Work Visas – An Introduction

Understanding the L-1 Visa

The L-1 visa is an invaluable instrument for companies that are multinational in nature since it enables the organizations to transfer some of their staff from their foreign subsidiaries, branches, or affiliated companies to the United States. This visa category is divided into two distinct classifications:

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Expert Guidance Every Step of the Way

Initial Consultation:

We assess your eligibility for the L-1 visa category tailored to your circumstances. During the consultation, we discuss your job, qualifications, and employer’s business, and will provide a strategy for success.

Documentation and Petition:

We will gather necessary documents and prepare a thorough petition, demonstrating your relationship with the overseas employer, your role, and eligibility for the visa.

Submission and Follow-Up:

We handle the submission process, keeping you informed of any updates or requests from USCIS.

Visa Approval and Beyond:

Upon approval, we assist with obtaining a visa stamp and help prepare for your transition to the U.S. Our guidance extends to logistical considerations to help make the process smooth.

At Immigration Legal Center, we’re dedicated to making your L-1 visa process stress-free. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our L 1 visa attorney and begin your journey toward your professional goals in the United States!

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Why Choose the Immigration Legal Center (ILC) to be your L 1 Visa Attorney?

Expertise and Experience:

Our  L 1 visa attorney has honed her skills through extensive practice and ongoing professional development, ensuring that we possess the knowledge and expertise necessary to navigate even the most complex L-1 visa cases with confidence and precision. Whether you’re a multinational corporation seeking to transfer key personnel to the United States or an individual employee pursuing career opportunities abroad, you can trust in our team’s depth of experience to guide you through every step of the L-1 visa process with skill and efficiency.

Tailored Solutions:

At the Immigration Legal Center, we recognize that every immigration case is unique. That’s why we take a personalized approach to client representation, taking the time to understand your specific needs, goals, and circumstances before creating a strategy designed to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your organization. Whether you require assistance with petition preparation, response to requests for evidence (RFEs), or visa interview preparation, you can count on us to provide customized solutions that address your individual needs and priorities.

Dedication to Success:

Your success is our top priority at the Immigration Legal Center. From the moment you walk through our doors for your initial consultation to the day your L-1 visa is approved, we are fully committed to advocating on your behalf and working tirelessly to achieve a successful outcome. We will serve as your dedicated allies and trusted advisors throughout the entire visa application process, providing guidance, support, and advocacy every step of the way. With our dedication to your success, you can rest assured that you’re in capable hands at the Immigration Legal Center.

Get Started Today:

Ready to begin your journey to securing an L-1 visa and facilitating your transfer to the United States? Don’t delay – contact the Immigration Legal Center today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. During your consultation, we’ll take the time to discuss your immigration goals, assess your eligibility for the L-1 visa, and outline a customized strategy tailored to your unique needs and objectives. Let us put our expertise to work for you and help you navigate the L-1 visa process with confidence and ease. We look forward to assisting you on your immigration journey!

Documents Required for L-1 Visa Application

Successfully preparing and submitting an L-1 visa petition requires careful attention to detail and compiling various documents to support your application. At Immigration Legal Center, we are dedicated to ensuring that all required documentation is complete, accurate, and submitted in a timely manner. Here’s a breakdown of the key documents needed for the L-1 visa application process:


Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

This is the primary form used to petition for an L-1 visa on behalf of the transferring employee. Your employer (petitioner) will need to complete and file this form with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Supporting Letter from Employer

Your employer must provide a detailed letter outlining the terms and conditions of your employment, including your position, job duties, and salary. The letter should also demonstrate the qualifying relationship between the U.S. and foreign entities, as well as your eligibility for the L-1 visa category.

Evidence of Qualifying Relationship:

You will need to provide documentation establishing the qualifying relationship between the U.S. and foreign entities, such as articles of incorporation, corporate registration documents, or partnership agreements.

Proof of Employment Abroad

You must provide evidence of your employment abroad with the foreign employer for the required period leading up to your transfer to the United States. This may include payroll records, tax returns, employment contracts, or letters from previous employers.

Documentation of Executive or Managerial Role (L-1A)

If you are applying for an L-1A visa as an executive or manager, you will need to provide evidence of your role within the company, such as organizational charts, job descriptions, or performance evaluations.

Documentation of Specialized Knowledge (L-1B)

If you are applying for an L-1B visa based on specialized knowledge, you will need to provide evidence of your specialized knowledge and its relevance to your proposed position in the United States. This may include training certificates, patents, publications, or letters from colleagues or clients.

Valid Passport

You must have a valid passport that remains valid for the duration of your intended stay in the United States.


Recent passport-sized photographs meeting USCIS specifications are required for your L-1 visa application.

Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record

If you are already in the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your most recent Form I-94, which indicates your current immigration status and authorized period of stay.

Additional Supporting Documents

Depending on the specifics of your case, additional documentation may be required to support your L-1 visa application, such as educational credentials, professional licenses, or letters of recommendation.

Our Role in Document Preparation

At the Immigration Legal Center, we understand the importance of thorough document preparation in the L-1 visa process. We will work closely with you and your employer to ensure that all required documents are gathered, reviewed, and submitted accurately and on time. We’ll guide you through each step of the process, providing personalized assistance and support to maximize your chances of success.

Maintaining Status and Compliance

Your Responsibilities on L-1 Visa

Obtaining an L-1 visa is just the beginning of your journey to work legally in the United States. Once you have obtained your visa and begun your assignment in the U.S., it is essential to understand your responsibilities for maintaining status and compliance with immigration regulations. At the Immigration Legal Center, we are committed to providing you with the guidance you need to navigate these requirements.

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Employment with Petitioning Employer

You must work for the U.S. employer that filed your L-1 visa petition and continue to perform the job duties specified in the petition. Any changes to your employment, such as job title, location, or significant changes in job duties, may require an amended petition.

Maintaining Validity of Employment:

Your U.S. employer must continue to employ you in the position specified in the L-1 visa petition and provide the same working conditions outlined in the original petition.

Adhere to Visa Duration

Your L-1 visa is typically granted for a specific duration, up to a maximum of three years for L-1A visas and five years for L-1B visas, with the possibility of extension. It is essential to ensure that you depart the United States before the expiration of your authorized stay or apply for an extension in a timely manner.

Notification of Material Changes

You are required to inform your employer and, if necessary, USCIS of any material changes to your employment, such as changes in job duties, location, or significant salary fluctuations.

Maintaining Valid Documentation

You must keep all relevant immigration documents, including your passport, Form I-94, and any approval notices (Form I-797), valid and up to date.

Our Role in Supporting Your Compliance

At the Immigration Legal Center, we recognize that staying compliant with L-1 visa regulations is crucial to your success in the United States. We are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need to navigate these requirements effectively.

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Consultations and Guidance

We offer ongoing consultations to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding your L-1 status and provide guidance on maintaining compliance with immigration regulations.

Assistance with Amendments and Extensions

If changes to your employment situation arise or if you require an extension of your L-1 status, our team can assist you in preparing and filing the necessary petitions with USCIS.

Monitoring and Updates

We keep abreast of changes to immigration laws and regulations that may impact your L-1 status and provide updates and guidance as needed to ensure ongoing compliance.


Our website is filled with invaluable information to empower you through every stage of your L-1 visa journey. From understanding eligibility criteria to compiling necessary documentation, our dedicated team is here to guide you every step of the way. Trust the Immigration Legal Center to be your partner in achieving success and facilitating your seamless transition to the United States.

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