L-1 Intracompany Transfer Visas & L-2 Dependent Visas

Companies looking to transfer employees to the US from abroad can avail themselves of the L-1 intracompany transferees (L visa), which necessitates a qualifying relationship between the foreign company and the US entity, meeting the requirement for an L-1 visa There are two classifications of L-1 visas: The L-1A visa caters to intracompany transferees occupying...

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The Patel Law Group retained its immigration practice to obtain approval for an L-1A petition for a multinational manager. The petitioning U.S. entity, an international company engaged in in the business of IT and ITES services, required the managerial expertise of the beneficiary in the United States to serve in the role of Senior Program...

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The Patel Law Group’s immigration practice obtained approval for an L-1A petition. It was for a manager at a multinational. The U.S. entity petitioned for the beneficiary. The entity is a fine-jewelry and diamonds wholesaler and marketer in New York. They needed the beneficiary’s expertise as President. They would oversee Sales and Marketing. The main...

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Finally, some clarity from USCIS on a long standing issue. USCIS recently announced that they are updating the USCIS Policy Manual to address situations when the last day to file a benefit request or respond to a USCIS action falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday. In these situations, USCIS will consider a filing...

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L-1A filings allow a foreign employer to transfer a manager/executive to their US office provided there is a qualifying relationship between the two entities (parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or branch). This can be an existing office, provided there are 3-5 employees to manage, or it can be a new office.  For a new office filing, the...

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Obtaining an interview at almost any consulate outside of the U.S. has been almost impossible due to the ongoing pandemic and as a result, many have been left unable to return to the U.S. To help facilitate the issuance of visas and clear the backlog, the Department of State announced that they would waive the...

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has now agreed to a settlement after the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Partners, filed a Federal Lawsuit claiming, that the prohibition on qualifying H-4 and L-2 applicants benefits from the 180-day extension, was unlawful. For details of our original article please click the following link: https://patel-law-group.local/aila-files-lawsuit-claiming-h-4-and-l-2-ead-should-qualify-for-180-day-automatic-extension/ The...

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Despite a new administration no action was ever taken by President Biden to revoke Proclamation 10052. This Trump Proclamation suspended entry of certain nonimmigrants in the US and including those on H-1B, H-2B, J and L1s and was extended by Trump by Proclamation 10131 until March 31, 2021. However, the Department of State (DOS) has...

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