L-1 visas are the gateway to expand your business in the US market or to shift your employees to the US branch, for a specific period of time. Be it corporations, partnerships, non-profit organizations or government owned entities; any business can sponsor this visa. There are many advantages of the L-1 visas. For the Canadian residents the biggest benefit of the visa is that they can apply for the U.S. green card. Also, an employee qualifying for L-1A visa has a possibility to qualify for permanent U.S. residence ship under EB-1 class, as a multi-national manager.
There are few criteria for L1 visa application, like-
The employee has been working outside the U.S. for minimum an year, in the last three years.
For L-1A visa (valid up to 7 years), the employee should have worked as a senior/executive manager and for L-1B (valid up to 5 years) the employee should be a specialized knowledge worker.
The employees are transferred to an office in U.S., which is a parent, sister or child company to the foreign company.
But merely following these criteria won’t be enough. It is necessary to minutely evaluate your situation to decide if the L-1 visa is the correct option for you. Also the application should be prepared and presented precisely, as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services fastidiously analyzes and examines the applications of each criteria. A professional help is very vital and necessary for this task. Qualified attorneys and lawyers can assist you to get an easy access to the visa.
L1 visa can assist you in getting a proper legal help. You can also call 1-800-993-9971 where the experienced lawyers of Bomza Law Group can further assist you on a personal basis.