The L-1 visa, I’ve found in my work as an immigration attorney, has been in demand in the San Jose and San Francisco Bay areas. The point of the L-1 visa is to allow managers, executives or workers who work in a foreign country to transfer to a branch or subsidiary company in the U.S. If no U.S. office exists, then a L-1 may be granted to establish a new office in the U.S.
Large companies that do a lot of business can obtain Blanket L-1 visas, which allows for the quick processing of paperwork and issuing of visas. In order to qualify, a company must employ at least 1,000 U.S. workers, have generated sales of $25 million or more and have had 10 ore more L-1 visas approved the year before. Continue reading “L-1 Visa Requirements” »