L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager
Chicago Immigration Attorneys – Call 312.702.1782
Some of the most valuable employees in an international corporation can
be executive or managers working in foreign offices or locations. When
it would be beneficial for communications and intracompany interactions
to have such a valued foreign executive closer to American headquarters,
an employer based in the United States can petition to have them brought
into the country. The process requires the use and understanding of L-1A
intracompany transferee executive or manager nonimmigrant classifications.
Milla & Associates, LLC is an immigration law firm in Chicago that
handles L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager cases. We can
help you from start to finish, beginning with getting the right immigration
petitions and filing them in a timely manner. To learn more about
employment-based immigration services, feel free to
contact us at any time.
Important Considerations for L-1A Intracompany Transfers
In order for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
to approve your Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker petition,
a handful of prerequisites will need to be met. L-1A Intracompany Transfers
for an executive or a manager demand a specific set of requirements due
to the uniqueness of the immigration situation.
In your L-1A intracompany transferee executive or manager case:
- You must be an employer actively conducting business within the United States.
- You must have a “qualifying relationship” with a foreign company.
- The foreign employee must have executive or managerial duties that require
little oversight or permit the oversight of others within the organization.
- The foreign employee will be allocated into a place of employment in the
- Or, the foreign employee must assist with the establishment of a new office
in the United States.
If the L-1A intracompany transferee process is approved by the USCIS, the
period of stay granted to the employee will range between one and three
years. One year permission to stay is given to employees who are transferred
to assist with the establishment of a new location. Three year permissions
are generally given to employees who are transferred for other reasons.
An L-1A employee can request stay extensions up until they have remained
in the country for seven years.
Understand Your Rights as an Immigrant & Use Them
The L-1A intracompany transferee process can be highly complicated due
to a number of outlying factors, such as the employee’s company
of origin, whether or not the employee has family members, and so forth.
To remove the guesswork from your case and expedite the process of bringing
a foreign executive or manager into the United States, call
312.702.1782 to connect with Milla & Associates, LLC. Our Chicago immigration lawyers
would be happy to explain more of the situation during a
free initial consultation.