L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager

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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 United States;
  • 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.