L-1B Intracompany Transferee with Specialized Knowledge

About the service

The L-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa category available to employees of multinational companies who possess specialized knowledge and are being transferred to a U.S. branch, subsidiary, affiliate, or parent company. This visa category allows companies to temporarily transfer employees with specialized skills or knowledge to the United States to work in specialized roles.

Benefits of the status/service

  • pecialized Knowledge Transfer: The L-1B visa enables multinational companies to transfer employees with specialized knowledge to their U.S. operations, facilitating the transfer of valuable skills and expertise within the organization.
  • Temporary Employment Authorization: L-1B visa holders are authorized to work in the United States temporarily for a specific employer and in a specialized capacity, allowing them to contribute to the company’s operations and goals during their stay.
  • Pathway to Permanent Residency: While the L-1B visa is initially a temporary visa category, it can serve as a pathway to permanent residency for eligible individuals, as it allows them to gain valuable work experience in the United States and potentially apply for permanent residency through employment-based immigration channels.

Why RAM Law Firm

At RAM Law Firm, we recognize the importance of the L-1B visa for multinational companies seeking to transfer employees with specialized knowledge to their U.S. operations. Here’s why you should choose us to assist you with your L-1B visa application:

  • Immigration Expertise: Our team of experienced immigration attorneys specializes in U.S. immigration law, including the L-1 visa category. We provide expert legal guidance tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and immigration goals.
  • Comprehensive Support: We offer comprehensive support throughout the L-1B visa application process, from evaluating eligibility and preparing the necessary documentation to navigating potential challenges and facilitating communication with U.S. immigration authorities.
  • Efficient Handling: With our efficient handling of L-1B visa applications, we strive to minimize processing times and ensure that multinational companies can transfer employees with specialized knowledge to the United States expeditiously and without unnecessary delays.

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Frequently Ask Questions

  • What is considered "specialized knowledge" for L-1B visa purposes?

    Specialized knowledge refers to knowledge of the company's products, services, processes, or procedures that is not readily available in the U.S. labor market and is essential to the company's competitiveness or operations.
  • Can employees of foreign subsidiaries or affiliates apply for an L-1B visa?

    Yes, employees of foreign subsidiaries, affiliates, or parent companies who possess specialized knowledge and are being transferred to a U.S. branch, subsidiary, affiliate, or parent company may be eligible for an L-1B visa.
  • Is there a minimum tenure requirement for L-1B visa eligibility with the foreign company?

    While there is no specific minimum tenure requirement, L-1B visa applicants must have been employed by the foreign company for sufficient time to have developed the specialized knowledge required for the proposed U.S. assignment.
  • How long can L-1B visa holders stay in the United States?

    L-1B visa holders can initially stay in the United States for up to three years, with the possibility of extending their stay for up to a maximum of five years. Extensions are typically granted in increments of up to two years each.
  • Can L-1B visa holders apply for permanent residency (green card) in the United States?

    Yes, L-1B visa holders may be eligible to apply for permanent residency (green card) in the United States through employment-based immigration channels if they meet the eligibility criteria and their employer is willing to sponsor their green card application.
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