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Understand the qualification process of US Immigration L1 Visa

Author: Alexis Watson
by Alexis Watson
Posted: May 30, 2017
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If you as an employer intend to transfer an employee or few employees from your foreign office to the office based in US, L1 visa is a category which you should look in case of intercompany transfers like this. You should keep in mind that transfer of this nature should always be temporary in nature and the employees should be always in managerial or executive positions and the transfer is actually initiated because the person bears some specialized skill or knowledge.We should also keep in mind the office in US should have direct or indirect relationship with the office outside, generally an affiliate or subsidiary or branch office is the apt was to describe the relationship.

To understand the qualification process of US Immigration L1 Visa the first question that needs to be answered is how to show the relationship between the foreign and the US office? Few points which can help you show this relationship are:

a) The articles of incorporation of your company should show common ownership between the foreign entity and the US entity.

b) Business licenses and anything relating to the same should show common entity of the US entity.

c) There should be contract or any related documents which shows the relationship of the US entity with the foreign parent.

d) Corporate filing in US and foreign country should show the relationship

e) Any documents which shows transactions like share purchase etc between the foreign entity and the US entity showing the ownership relationship

The second thing, that is most important is to show that your employee fall under the jurisdiction of US Immigration under L1 visa category. Few things to showcase this relationship are :

a) Copy of pay stubs being paid by the foreign entity

b) Details of earlier payroll in the foreign entity

c) Tax filing documents of the employee shows the relationship of the person with the employer

d) Documental evidence of the work being done the employee with the foreign office of the employer.

Though the process is not so complex like any other employment based visa category but advisory from an employment based immigration attorney is always advisable. While searching for a New York Immigration Attorney always try to research on the earlier cases the person has dealt in the particular category and knowing about reviews from the existing client is of utmost importance.

About the Author

I am Immigration Lawyer in New York, US.provides services in various field of Immigration laws, Civil laws, Criminal laws, Family law, Consumer cases, Property related matters, Matrimonial related matters &drafting and vetting of various agreements

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