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L1-A Visa: Chapter 5 – Duration of L Visas

 L1A for Managers and Executives: Petitions are usually granted for three years initially followed by two 2-year extensions. Max stay 7 Years

 L1B for Specialists: Petitions are usually granted for thee years initially, followed by one 2-year extension. Max stay 5 years.

 New office Start-Up: Petition will be granted only for one year. For the extension application, show that the office and the employee now qualify in all respects. USCIS will decide the period of extension. Max stay 5-7 years.

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Chapter 1 – Managers, Executives & Specialists
Chapter 2 – The One Year Within Last Three Rule
Chapter 3 – Start Up or Existing US Branch
Chapter 4 – Temporary Intent vs. Dual Intent Rule
Chapter 5 – Duration of L Visas
Chapter 6 – Petitions Denied, Revoked or With Drawn
Chapter 7 – Continuing to Business in Home Country
Chapter 8 – Parent, Branch, Subsidiary and Affiliate Companies
Chapter 9 – Employment vs. Source of Paycheck
Chapter 10- Full-time Part-time L1
Chapter 11 – Day to Day Managerial, Executive or Specialist Duties
Chapter 12 – Working While Awaiting Renewal of L Status
Chapter 13 – Spouse of L Visa Holder's Right to Work
Chapter 14 – Summary 

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Attorney Chris M. Ingram

US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

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
520 Broadway, Suite 350,
Santa Monica,
California 90401
Tel: 310 496 4292

Everyday the Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram provides a comprehensive range of US Immigration expertise. We also provide a free consultation for our prospective clients. 


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