What is L-1 individual visa?

What is L-1 individual visa?

An L1 blanket visa petition allows companies to transfer many employees to the US quickly and on short notice. L1 Individual Visa is applicable to transfer a single individual. L1 visa petition can be applied for each individual separately. L1 Blanket Visa is applicable to transfer multiple employees together.

What is an L-1 employee?

The L1 visa is an intra-company transfer US visa. It allows a US company to transfer a key employee from one of its offices in another country into the United States.

What is L-1 immigration status?

The L is a non-immigrant visa category allowing individuals who are employed at an entity abroad in a certain capacity, for a required period of time, to transfer to the U.S. provided that they will work for a parent, branch, affiliate, or subsidiary of a U.S. entity (“related foreign entity”) in a similar capacity.

Is L-1 better than H1B?

H1B has stringent requirements while L1 Visa is more suitable for multinationals and is less time consuming than H1B visas. Also, L-1 and H-1B have ˜dual intent in that visa holders in both categories can aim for green card while staying as a nonimmigrant in the United States.

Can a person in L1 status work for any company?

A person in L-1 status may only work for the petitioner (or, if the employee enters under the company’s Blanket, they may transfer to a qualifying company listed on the Blanket.) Any L non-immigrant visa is dependent on a pre-existing employment relationship (one year within the past three years).

What’s the difference between a L1 individual visa?

The L-1 individual visa is based on a single visa intended for only one person at a time. If you are a company (or individual) that is interested in this process, it would be best to consult an immigration attorney to walk you through the process.

Where can I apply for an L1 visa?

For more details on applying for L1 visa, visit L1 Visa Application Process. Foreign employees and sponsoring employers gain the following benefits from an L-1B visa. L-1B visa holder may be able to apply for permanent residency.

How many employees does it take to get an L-1 visa?

To qualify for an L-1 blanket extension petition, the U.S. company must have at least 1,000 employees, must have obtained L-1 visas for at least 10 employees in the past year and have combined sales of at least $25 million.