L-1 Visa "Intra-company Transfers"
Visas for intra-company transfers to the U.S.
This visa was especially designed for transfers within international companies. The intra-company category is a residence permit as well as a work permit for the U.S. and allows the transfer of employees to an office, subsidiary or branch in the U.S.
The L-1 visa category is available for all businesses ranging from multinational concerns to small and medium-sized enterprises and family-owned enterprises. Even a sole proprietor could, in theory, leave the position of executive in the home country office to a friend and transfer himself to the U.S. For smaller companies, it is, however, more difficult to get the L-1 application approved.
PLEASE NOTE: The L-1 application process is expensive and time-consuming. Therefore, it is advisable to check the E-1 and E-2 categories first.
Is a job offer from a U.S. company a requirement?
How does the employee qualify for the L-1 category?
What requirements does the company have to meet?
What is the difference between the L-1A and the L-1B Visa?
What if a new parent, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate is opened in the U.S. ?
Is there a cap on L visas?
How does the application process work?
If I am already in the U.S., can I still change to L-1 status?
How does the L-1 Blanket petition work?
For how long is the L-1 visa valid?
Can I change my status to another visa category?
What type of visa do accompanying family members get?
What services does The American Dream offer?