L Working Visas

San Francisco L Visa Lawyer

While many foreign business professionals wish to immigrate permanently to the United States, many others anticipate moving only temporarily to U.S. branches of their multi-national corporations from overseas locations. South San Francisco business immigration law firm Litwin & Smith facilitates such moves for international employees and their U.S. employers. We welcome contact from individuals or employers seeking advice or assistance with L visas for this purpose.

Work Visas for Intra-company Transfers to the U.S.

Our experienced San Francisco L visa attorneys have an excellent track record helping both employees and employers involved in L visa applications and other employment-based nonimmigrant visas.

  • L-1A visas: Nonimmigrant employment visas for manager or executive intra-company transferees
  • L-1B visas: Nonimmigrant employment visas for intra-company transferees with specialized knowledge

We serve U.S. corporate branches as well as the executives, managers, and persons with specialized knowledge that L visas are intended for. We devote our energy and expertise to helping L visa applicants to meet all requirements in a complete and timely fashion.

Documentation for L Visa Applications

Our California business immigration attorneys assist clients in every step of the process of documenting for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) the following requirements for a successful L visa application:

The applicant must have worked abroad for at least one out of the past three years, at the same employer, or affiliate, or subsidiary, as an executive, manager, or person with specialized knowledge. He or she must also be applying to come to the U.S. in one of these capacities.

Our U.S. immigration law attorneys have worked successfully with presidents and vice presidents of major multinational companies, marketing personnel, and software developers to help them obtain L visas.

Certain managers and executives can use L-1A status as a stepping stone to obtain U.S. permanent residence (green card). Please view our article: Are You a Business Owner, Executive or Manager Interested in Immigrating to the United States?

Serving U.S. Professionals With Intra-company Transfers Overseas

In addition to serving corporate employees and specialists who are coming to the U.S. for temporary high-level work assignments, we are prepared to support U.S. employees' outbound immigration needs as well. As a member of a consortium of small and mid-size business immigration law firms, we have developed a global network of affiliate immigration law firms in other countries. When it's time for your next transfer from the U.S. to an overseas branch of your business, we can coordinate or refer you to reputable local attorneys in the country of your assignment.

Contact an Experienced Immigration Law Firm

Please contact a Santa Clara working visa lawyer at Litwin & Smith for a consultation about your L visa, labor certification, or other immigration visa needs.

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