L-1 Visa

A great option to transfer employees to the US
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Overview

An L-1 Visa allows companies with offices in the U.S. and international offices to temporarily transfer employees to their U.S. offices. There are two types of L-1 visas: L-1A allows executives and managers to transfer to the U.S., and L-1B allows employees with specialized knowledge to transfer.
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L-1A

Executives
and Managers
$949
flat rate
+ Federal Filing Fees

The L-1A Visa is for executives or managers who are being transferred to their company’s U.S. office. The L-1A also allows companies to transfer employees to the U.S. with the intention of starting a new branch or affiliate of the company.

When applying for the visa, the employer must include a list of the employee’s job duties in either an executive or managerial capacity. Employees with an L-1A visa may stay in the U.S. for up to seven years. Employees who are establishing a new office may stay initially for one year and all other employees may stay for three. Extensions may be granted for up to two years at a time until the seven-year limit is met.

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L-1B

Specialized
Knowledge Staff
$949
flat rate
+ Federal Filing Fees

The L-1B Visa is for foreign employees with specialized knowledge to be transferred to the U.S. offices of their company.

Like L-1A visas, L-1B also allows companies to transfer employees to the U.S. with the intention of starting a new branch or affiliate of the company. Specialized knowledge means either special knowledge possessed by an individual of the petitioning organization’s product, service, research, equipment, techniques, management, or other interests and its application in international markets, or an advanced level of knowledge or expertise in the organization’s processes and procedures. Employees with an L-1B visa may stay in the U.S. for up to five years. Employees who are establishing a new office may stay initially for one year and all other employees may stay for three. Extensions may be granted for up to two years at a time until the five-year limit is met.

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L-1 Application Process

Your complete visa application, reviewed by an attorney and ready to file.

1

Complete our eligibility check

Complete our eligibility check in just a few minutes to determine which visa is right for you.

2

Discuss the Process with an Attorney

We'll reach out to you within 24 hours to confirm that the visa is right for you. We'll also go over the process and answer any questions.

3

Answer simple application questions

Just answer some clear and simple questions at your convenience.

4

Gather Supporting Documents

We give you a list of all the supporting documents you need for your application. Once you’ve gathered everything, we’ll go over them together.

5

Legal Review

After you submit your responses, we’ll review your application along with your independent attorney. With years of experience, we know exactly what USCIS looks for and we maximize your chances of application success.

6

Just sign and send!

We use your answers & the supporting documents to put together your complete application ourselves in the way the USCIS likes. You’ll receive your completed application in the mail with clear instructions on what to do next. All you have to do is sign the application and put it in the mail.

We’ll also stay with you until the very end, helping you with any questions you have along the way.

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

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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.

Attorney fees 
starting at $949

Prices start at $949, that's more than $5000 cheaper than the national average!
+ Federal Filing Fees
 ~$6000
 average
Traditional Law Firm
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L-1 Visa Resources

Stay up to date with L-1 Visa news and learn more about the L-1 process and how you can maximize your chance of success.

L-1B Visa Overview: Transfer of Executive or Manager

The L-1B is a great option for those looking to transfer employees with Specialized Knowledge

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L-1A Visa Overview: Transfer of Executive or Manager

The L-1A is a great option for those looking to transfer executives or managers to the US

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L-1 Visa: Everything You Need to Know

Everything you need to know about the L-1 Intracompany Transfer Visa

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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:

  1. 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.
  2. Move outside and within the United States.
  3. 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.
  4. Make a permanent residency application (green card) without jeopardizing the status of your L-1 visa.
  5. Unlike the H-1B visa that requires you to possess a bachelor’s degree, the L-1 visa has no education requirement.
  6. 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.
  7. You are given a chance to choose the premium processing timeframe in order to get your visa processed in as little as two weeks.
  8. When applying for permanent residence (a permanent green card), L-1A holders who are applying for an EB-1C can skip the labor certification process which is normally highly procedural and technical.

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.


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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