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Common Sense and the L-1A Visa: Why Do Executives and Managers From Abroad Contribute their Skills and Expertise to the US Business Community?
By Kaushik Ranchod, Immigration Attorney
Sometimes the upset of an economic downturn, loss of jobs, bad reports about how “outsourcing” is “causing” Americans to lose jobs, which in turn promotes negative attitudes about foreign investment of money and talent in the US – all these factors cause an overall loss of common sense.
Yes. Common sense about what is really a gain and what is actually a loss. The L1A visa program is a perfect example. Here’s a circumstance administered by the strict rules and regulations of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service USCIS (formerly, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)) which enables local businesses (no doubt they are either branch offices, subsidiaries, or affiliates of a company which has its main office somewhere else in the world) to import business managerial knowledge and executive skills from abroad and apply these benefits to local businesses practices and personnel training – all for paid for by the Petitioner (the out-of-US-employer) seeking legal sanction (and paying USCIS thousands in fees for this service) so that the Beneficiary (the manager/executive ,who will be working under the non-immigration L1A visa) can contribute executive/managerial know-how to the US economy. And the cost to the U.S. taxpayer? Zip, zilch, nada, nothing.Read More »Common Sense and the L-1A Visa: Why Do Executives and Managers From Abroad Contribute their Skills and Expertise to the US Business Community?
L1 Visa Blanket Requirements
San Francisco Immigration Lawyer Offers Insight on L1 Visa Blankets
Using a L1 visa blanket can save petitioning businesses a lot of time when trying to bring managers, executives and employees with specialized knowledge to the U.S. Non-blanket applications can take up to four months or longer while those submitted under the blanket can be facilitated quickly.Read More »L1 Visa Blanket Requirements
Does Your Company Qualify for L1 Visa?
A San Jose Immigration Lawyer Considers Company Requirements
From my immigration law office in the San Jose area, I work with many companies throughout the U.S. on the L1 visa process. Often when we discuss the L 1 in this blog, the focus is on the individuals who may apply for these visas. Here is a consideration of what is needed for a company to meet the requirements of a L1 visa.Read More »Does Your Company Qualify for L1 Visa?
Some Aspects of the L1 Visa that Make it Attractive
San Francisco Immigration Lawyer Looks at What Makes L1 Visa a Good Choice
In this blog, I’ve written a lot lately about the L1 visa, which is designed for foreign managers or executives and specialized knowledge staff who are coming to the U.S. to work on a non-permanent basis. Those applying for a L1 visa must have been employed for one continuous year of the past previous three years by a foreign company that is legally connected to the U.S. company for which they are coming to work.Read More »Some Aspects of the L1 Visa that Make it Attractive
The L-1A visa is for managers and executives in foreign countries who are going to come to work for a U.S. company. Here are some facts regarding this visa that in my capacity as an immigration attorney in Sacramento of which I’ve found every applicant should be aware.
L-1 Visa Processing Time
Once all of the documents are completed and submitted, the processing time for the L1 Visa ranges from two to four months.
If a company needs to expedite the process, they may pay a Premium Processing fee of $1,000. Premium Processing by the USCIS takes 15 days.Read More »Important Aspects of L-1A Visa for Executives and Managers
As an immigration attorney in Sacramento, I work with applicants from around the country wanting to secure a L1A visa. This visa is designed for managers and executives who want to come to the U.S. and work in the same capacity.
Who is a Manager?
A manager is someone who oversees specific aspects of an organization, including employees or the running of the organization. They have various powers including the authority to fire or hire employees, supervise the operations of an organization or company and influence the daily operation of a company or a specific division or area of the company.Read More »L1A Visa Requirements
In our law offices in San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento, our immigration lawyers and staff offer a range of services. Working for many years as an immigration lawyer, sometimes I take for granted that potential clients have a sound idea about what services they should expect.
However, for many undergoing the E-2 and L-1 visa process, this is a first-time experience and they may not know what to expect. Here’s a list of what a good immigration lawyer should do for you if you’re applying for an investor visa.Read More »Investor Visa Application: What Your Immigration Lawyer Can Do