L-1 Visa Lawyer in Cupertino
Representing Intracompany Transferees & Their Employers
The L-1A nonimmigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer
an executive or manager from a foreign office to an office in the United
States. In some cases, this transfer facilitates the development of an
entirely new location.
At the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman, our L-1 visa attorney provides
legal services in Cupertino and surrounding areas. With
20+ years of experience, Attorney Widman can assist you with every aspect of the L-1 visa process. Obtaining a
nonimmigrant visa can be a serious challenge even if you possess all requisite
qualifications, but we are here to alleviate your stress and provide the
knowledge you need to succeed.
To learn more, give our office a call at
(408) 780-1684 or
contact us online today.
Obtaining L-1 Status
In order for an employee to obtain an L-1 visa, both the employee and the
employer must meet certain qualifications.
- Must have a qualifying relationship with a foreign company; and
- Is currently or will be doing business as an employer in the United States
and at least one other country (either directly or through a qualifying
organization) for as long as the prospective visa recipient will stay
in the U.S.
- Must have been working for a qualifying organization abroad for one of
the last three years; and
- Must enter the U.S. to perform managerial or executive services for the
same employer or one of its qualifying organizations.
For the purposes of this visa, “managerial” generally involves
the supervision and control of professional employees and a function,
section, or component of the organization. “Executive” refers
to the employee’s ability to make major decisions with little oversight.
The L-1 visa allows the employee to stay in the U.S. for an initial period
of one year, but this may be extended in increments of two years each
(up to a maximum of seven). An L-1 visa holder may eventually be able
to obtain a