L Visas

L Visas: Facilitating Intracompany Transfers

Welcome to the “L Visas” page at The Ahluwalia Firm. If you are an employer seeking to transfer key employees to your U.S.-based office or an executive, manager, or specialized knowledge employee eager to work in the United States, the L Visa category might be the perfect fit for you. At The Ahluwalia Firm, we specialize in assisting businesses and individuals in navigating the complexities of L Visas, ensuring a smooth and efficient transfer process.

Understanding L Visas

L Visas are designed to facilitate intracompany transfers within multinational corporations. They come in two primary categories:

L-1A Visa: Reserved for executives and managers who are being transferred to a U.S. office of their current employer. This visa enables them to oversee and manage the U.S. operations of the company.

L-1B Visa: Intended for employees with specialized knowledge who are transferred to a U.S. office of their current employer. Specialized knowledge refers to expertise in the company’s products, services, research, equipment, techniques, or management.

Key Benefits of L Visas

The L Visa category offers several advantages, making it an attractive choice for both employers and employees:

Intracompany Transfers: L Visas allow multinational companies to transfer employees seamlessly between their international offices. This promotes knowledge sharing, enhances collaboration, and supports the company’s global operations.

Dual Intent: L Visas are “dual intent” visas, which means that L-1 visa holders can pursue lawful permanent residency (a green card) in the United States without jeopardizing their visa status.

Family Accompaniment: L-1 visa holders can bring their immediate family members (spouse and unmarried children under 21) to the United States on L-2 visas. L-2 visa holders can obtain work authorization in the U.S.

Renewable: L-1A visas can be initially granted for up to three years and extended for a maximum of seven years. L-1B visas can be initially granted for up to three years and extended for a maximum of five years.

Our Expertise in L Visas

At The Ahluwalia Firm , we have extensive experience in assisting both employers and employees with L Visas. Our knowledgeable attorneys understand the intricacies of the L Visa category, including the specific documentation and eligibility requirements. Whether you are an employer seeking to transfer a key executive or a specialized knowledge employee hoping to work in the U.S., we provide dedicated guidance and support throughout the process.

Our Services

Our comprehensive range of L Visa services includes:

Initial L Visa Petitions: Assisting employers in preparing and submitting the necessary documentation to secure L visas for their employees.

L Visa Extensions: Extending the stay of L visa holders to ensure continued employment and legal status in the U.S.

Change of Status: Assisting individuals who are already in the U.S. with changing their status to L-1.

L Visa Blanket Petitions: For multinational companies that frequently transfer employees to the U.S., we can help establish an L visa blanket petition, streamlining the process for future transfers.

Getting Started with L Visas

Initiating the L Visa process is a crucial step for employers and employees alike. For employers, it enables access to international talent and facilitates the growth of U.S. operations. For employees, it opens the door to professional opportunities in the United States.

The Ahluwalia Firm is here to guide you through the L Visa process, from initial petitions to extensions and changes of status. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore how L Visas can support your intracompany transfer needs.

Additional Resources

Explore our website for valuable articles, resources, and updates on L Visas and other immigration topics. We are committed to providing you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions about your intracompany transfers and employment in the United States.

Unlock the potential of L Visas to facilitate your company’s growth and your professional journey in the United States. Let The Ahluwalia Firm be your trusted partner in making it happen.

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