L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visa

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.

The employer:

  • 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.

The employee:

  • 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 green card.

Get Started on Your L-1 Visa Process Today

For more details, we urge you to get in touch with Attorney Widman. With decades of experience, he has the knowledge needed to comprehensively answer your questions and guide you through this process from beginning to end.

You can reach Attorney Widman today by calling (408) 780-1684 or reaching out to our firm online. We look forward to helping you advance your career or accomplish your business goals.

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Results that Speak for Themselves

  • Contributed numerous hours of pro bono services to local, community-based organizations
  • Persuaded U.S. Department of State to withdraw its finding of inadmissibility
  • Persuaded USCIS to retract notice of rescission of adjustment of status and to approve related citizenship application
  • Secured certification of helpfulness to law enforcement for U visa petitioner
  • Secured multiple grants of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Secured post-conviction relief in state court which became basis for successfully terminating removal proceedings.
  • Successfully moved to reopen (Form I-290B) USCIS denial of application of Form I-485
  • Successfully obtained approval of employment-based adjustment of status application under AC21
  • Successfully obtained H-1B petition approval for change of employer and extension of status under AC21
  • Successfully obtained I-601 waivers of inadmissibility
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