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Overview
What is the L-1B
A work visa for specialized knowledge employees.
The L-1B visa is a popular work visa that enables foreign employees with specialized knowledge to work temporarily in the United States. It allows employers to bring valuable expertise from abroad.

The L-1B visa allows U.S. employers to transfer foreign employees with specialized knowledge from their international operations to their U.S. operations temporarily. The visa lasts for three years for new offices and can be extended up to a total of five years. It helps employers bring critical knowledge from abroad to improve their business operations.

Understanding the L-1B visa process and requirements is essential for employers to follow regulations. The employer must demonstrate a qualifying relationship between the U.S. and foreign company, and the employee must possess specialized knowledge in the company's products, services, research, equipment, techniques, or management.

Access to exceptional skills and expertise:

Employers favor the O-1 as it enables them to recruit and keep elite talent without a minimum wage stipulation or the yearly limit associated with the H-1B.
Employers favor the O-1 as it enables them to recruit and keep elite talent without a minimum wage stipulation or the yearly limit associated with the H-1B.

Faster Approvals

Our experienced attorneys, exceptional customer support leveraging our custom AI enabled technology, we craft superior-quality O-1 petitions within weeks. Additionally, O-1 filings can be expedited through 15-day premium processing.

No Degree Requirement

Candidates love the O-1 because it has no degree requirement, flexible criteria, and unlimited extensions, and they can hold numerous O-1s simultaneously

Direct Path to Green Card

The L-1B visa is a dual intent visa. This means that your employee can apply for permanent residency with L-1B status.
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What We Do

L-1B Petitions are made simple with Legal Bullet

Preparing and filing your L-1B visa application
Ensuring that all necessary documents are complete and accurate
Coordinating with your HR team to gather all necessary information
Offering ongoing support and assistance throughout the process

Why choose Legal Bullet?

Our vetted immigration attorneys use our own proprietary legal software to prepare each visa application on time and under budget.

RFE Protection

Each L-1B you do comes with RFE protection so if you get a Request for Evidence (RFE), we take care of the response for free.

Visa Approval

We have a long track record of achieving visa approvals. We know exactly what works, and what doesn't.

Low Cost,
Highest Quality

You can take care of your L-1 applications using the best legal talent in the industry while saving more than 60% the national average in legal fees.

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L-1 Visa Frequently Asked Questions

A list of frequently asked questions to help you understand more about how the L-1 Visa Works
What are the USCIS Filing Fees?
L-1 visa application process involves two steps. First, you will have to file Form I-129 with USCIS. After it has been approved, you can apply for the L-1 visa. The filing fee is $460, which is paid by the U.S company and must be submitted with Form I-129.

The fee is required if it’s your first time to apply for an L-1 visa, want your L-1 visa status extended or want the status of your L-1 visa changed. If you have dependents that are applying for the extension of L-2 visa status or want a change of status to L-2 visa status through USCIS, then you will also have to file Form I-539 whose charges are $370.
Is there a limit on L-1 visas available per year?
There is no quota limit on L-1 visas. An L-1 visa holder can also change to an H-1B visa, though that will likely be subject to the H-1B’s annual limit.
Can I change jobs under an L-1 visa?
As long as you continue working for one of your company’s branches or its affiliated companies, then you can transfer jobs. However, you should notify the USCIS or the attorney carrying out your paperwork before making a switch.

To work for a different company, you will need to apply for a separate visa. You also cannot work part-time for a different company while on the L-1 visa.
How long does processing an L-1 visa take?
Under regular circumstances, the L-1 processing time ranges between two to five months. However, you can request premium processing to have your visa processed in as little as two weeks.
Can a business owner get to the U.S. using an L-1 visa?
For business owners and entrepreneurs interested in expanding their business in the U.S. market, one important question is which U.S. visa is right for them. For entrepreneurs who own their own company and wish to open an office in the United States, the L-1 visa may be a good option.

If you are a business owner, you will need to meet the requirements of an L-1 to get an L-1A manager or executive visa.
What visa status is given to the dependents of a holder of an L-1 visa?
Dependents of an L-1 holder include a spouse and children under the age of 21. These dependents are given an L-2 visa. L-2 visas have limits similar to those of the L-1 visa.
What privileges do I have with an L-1 visa? What are the benefits of L-1 visas?
An L-1 visa allows you to:
- Stay in the U.S. and legally work there for an organization that is a subsidiary, parent, affiliate, or branch of the company which formerly employed you abroad.

- Move outside and within the United States.

- Obtain visas for your family – this is for your spouse and children under the age of 21. Your spouse can work in the U.S., and children can still study in U.S. public and private schools. However, your children cannot engage in paid employment in the U.S.

- Make a permanent residency application (green card) without jeopardizing the status of your L-1 visa.

- Unlike the H-1B visa that requires you to possess a bachelor’s degree, the L-1 visa has no education requirement.

- The L-1A allows managers and executives to travel to the U.S. to start a new branch or office where none exists. However, the initial validity period is only 1 year for this route, though extensions are available.
What is L-1 Visa Premium Processing? How Much More Does It Cost?
L-1 premium processing is a service offered by USCIS officials to enable applicants to enjoy faster visa processing. Processing an L-1 visa under premium processing takes at most 15 days, and the applicant is required to pay a fee of $1,440. The fee for the normal L-1 visa application is $460

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