What is an L-1 Nonimmigrant Visa and who are Intra-Company Foreign Executives, Managers and Employees with Specialized Knowledge?

An L-1 nonimmigrant is a foreign national who, within three (3) years preceding the time of his application for admission into the United States, has been employed continuously for one (1) year by a firm or corporation or other legal entity or an affiliate or subsidiary thereof of a U.S. company, and who seeks to enter the United States temporarily in order to continue to render his services to the same employer or a subsidiary or affiliate thereof in a capacity that is managerial, executive, or involves specialized knowledge. These include for profit, not-for-profit, religious, and charitable organizations. Foreign nationals in this category are commonly referred to as intra-company transferees.

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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