What is an L-1 investment visa?
An L-1 Visa allows a foreign company to transfer either an executive, manager, or specialized employee to the United States for the purpose of establishing a new office, or to operate an existing office of a subsidiary/affiliate company. There must be a qualifying relationship between the foreign parent/affiliate company and the subsidiary/affiliate company.
What is an intra-company transfer/transferee?
It is the transfer of a foreign company’s executive/employee to operate the subsidiary or affiliate company in the US.
There are two (2) types of Intra-company Transfers/Transferees:
An executive or managerial transfer; or
The specialized knowledge employee.
The law requires that either option has been employed for the foreign parent/affiliate company for at least 1 year in the last 3 years.
The visa provides a potential pathway to permanent residency as multinational executive or manager.
An experienced Immigration Attorney can assist by developing a strategy and collaborating with experienced business plan writers & financial advisors to devise a plan to execute a favorable outcome in the issuance of an L-1 Visa.
Immigration Attorney Sevilla can also analyze whether the relationship between the companies both abroad and in the US qualify for the L-1 Visa process. Not all business models can qualify for the L-1 Visa. A knowledgeable Immigration Attorney can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different business models and connect you with professionals to improve your business model for a successful outcome in the L-1 Visa process.