L-1A Visa Family Matters
Welcome to the Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram. We’re delighted to have you join us for part 6 in our video presentation on Intra-Company Transfers L-1A and L-1B Visas. In this presentation, we’re going talk about blanket petitions, visa renewals and family issues to round out this presentation series.
When you make any kind of visa application they are called ‘petitions’. The petition will consist of an application form and will be supported with a bundle of documents corroborating main claims in the application. These documents can range from financial information to show the financial strength of the company, to individual résumés outlining the credentials of the intra-company transferee. The skill involved in putting together just the right combination of documents and then arguing the overall merits of the case successfully is what we do as lawyers on behalf of our clients.
Where an employer has three or more overseas branches (outside of the US), the employer may apply for a blanket petition. Companies with three or more overseas offices are likely to be very large companies, in numerical size and in financial strength, and therefore US Immigration, (having accepted one case with the utmost scrutiny), will not want to invest that time repeating the process over and over where a large company has a steady movement of intra-company transferees. Therefore, USCIS will grant the company a blanket petition to cover subsequent transferees. The level of documentation required for these subsequent transferees is substantially reduced and, as an added bonus, the one-year rule is reduced to only six months.
For the L-1A transferee, these visas are usually granted for three years initially, followed by two 2-year extensions. However, the maximum time a transferee can stay on an L-1A visa is seven years. For the L-1B transferee, these visas are typically granted for three years initially, followed by one 2-year extension. The maximum time a transferee can stay on an L-1B visa is five years.
Spouse and Children
Spouses can apply for a work permit and take up employment anywhere, although children cannot. This is a very important issue if you have children entering with you, or they are well into their teens. When we look at immigration, we look at the needs of the whole family to make sure everyone’s needs are catered for. To ignore those issues will only create a lot of frustration down the road that could, if not resolved, undermine the whole family’s ability to settle in the US.
What If My Case is Denied?
Despite the most diligent of efforts, there are times when cases are denied by USCIS, however, this does not mean the end of the road for most of our clients. Rather, we will work with you to determine what the best strategy may be to continue working toward your American Dream. To find out the ways your application can be removed from consideration, please read further on L1A Denied, Revoked or Withdrawn.
We’re Here for You
Our office will diligently guide you through the entire documentation production process, in addition to preparing your entire visa application package. When the package is ready for signing, you will be given the opportunity to review and revise your package before final signature.
Once in the US, you can again retain my office to make any separate employment authorization application for your spouse, if applicable, to your case.
Bearing the above in mind, we look forward to working on your case. Please do contact this office if you have any questions or would like to move forward with an application.
When you’re ready, please email or call us for a consultation and we’ll go from there.
US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram
Chris M. Ingram LL.M., ESQ – Immigration Attorney
Admitted in New York.
Practice Specializing in US Immigration Law
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Specializing in the E2 Visa, EB1 Green Card, L-1A Visa and O1 Visa and K1 Visa Marriage-Based Immigration. Attorney Chris M. Ingram is dedicated to providing the very best in US Immigration legal representation. Enjoy our website.
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