How difficult is it to get an L1 visa?
Basically, the L1 visa of the US has been designed for multinational companies in order to transfer their overseas employees to a branch, subsidiary, office, or affiliate in the U.S. These employees must either belong to the L-1A category for managers and executives of the company or the L-1B, which is for employees with specialized knowledge.
L1 Visa is essentially a short duration Non-Immigrant work permit Visa for a maximum duration of 7 years. This kind of US Visa is available to employees who have offices both in the USA and overseas. This Visa permits overseas workers to relocate to the company’s US office after having worked in an affiliated branch for at least 1 year in the previous 3-year period immediately preceding the date of filing the petition. Under L1 Visa there are two pathways L1A Visa and L 1C Visa.
L1 Visa pathway
The path from an L1 visa to permanent residency in the US is one of the best when it comes to settling here for the longer term. For those with an L1 visa, the best bet is to apply for EB-1, as since you are the executives or managers within their company applying via the EB-1 category of USA business visa means that you can get rid of the complex procedure of labor certification.
Another way to make your way into the USA is via the e-2 work visa which is basically a Treaty Investor visa that permits the investor to live and work in the US to direct as well as develop the business, and permits the entry of Executive, Management as well as Essential skills employees.
In many of the larger businesses management and executive-level employees may be sent to the US instead of the owners of the business. Want to have a deeper view into USA business visas? Get in touch with our certified immigration consultants by ringing us at (+91) 859 533 8595 for immediate free counseling or write to [email protected] or visit Abhinav Immigration.