qualify for an L-1 visa if you have been employed outside the U.S. as a
manager, executive or person with specialized knowledge for at least one out
of the past three years, and you are transferred to the U.S. to be employed
in a similar position.
for an L-1 Status
One: The Petition
petition is filed by your U.S. employer company. The object of the
individual L-1 petition is to prove three things:
That you have been employed outside the U.S. for at least
one of the past three years as an executive, manager or person with
That the company you worked for outside U.S. has a branch,
subsidiary, affiliate or joint venture partner company in the U.S., and
That the U.S. entity requires your services to fill a
position of the same or similar level as the one you presently hold outside
of the U.S.
Two: The Application
application is filed by you and your accompanying relatives. This
application is your formal request for an L-1 visa or status.
are two types of paperwork you must submit to get an L-1 visa. The first
consists of official government forms completed by you and your employer.
The second is personal and business documents such as birth certificates,
marriage certificates, school transcripts, diplomas, company financial
statements and company tax returns.