L-1 Admission to the United States / Duration of Stay / Extension of Status

The maximum initial period of stay for an L-1 nonimmigrant is three (3) years. However, the employer may file a petition for an extension. The total period of stay for executives and managers is seven (7) years. The total period of stay for specialized knowledge personnel is (5) years. If the office in the United States is a "new office," USCIS will only approve an initial period of authorized stay of one (1) year.

This guide was developed by Meyers & Meyers, LLP as a resource to help you understand some aspects of Immigration Law, which is very complex. It is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. We recommend you contact one of our experienced Immigration Attorneys to devise an individualized plan to help you and/or your company achieve your goals. Please contact Meyers & Meyers, LLP at [email protected] for assistance.

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