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L-1A & L-1B Visas

What is L-1A and L-1B Visas?

L-1A and L-1B visas are available for temporary intracompany transferees who work in managerial positions or have specialized knowledge.

  • L-1A is for intracompany transferees who work in managerial or executive positions in a company that is located outside the U.S.
  • L-1B visa is for intracompany transferees who work in positions requiring specialized knowledge.

Eligibility Requirements

You should be working for a qualifying organization abroad for one continuous year within the three years immediately before your admission to the U.S.

L-1A Eligibility

  • Be seeking to enter the U.S. to provide service in an executive or managerial capacity for a branch of the same employer or one of its qualifying organizations.

L-1B Eligibility

  • Be seeking to enter the U.S. to provide services in a specialized knowledge capacity to a branch of the same employer or one of its qualifying organizations.

Process Overview

The employer needs to:

  • Review the instructions for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker;
  • Complete and sign Form I-129;
  • Pay the filing fee, if applicable; and
  • Provide all required evidence and supporting documentation, including a duplicate copy of your Form I-129 and all supporting documentation, even if they are filing the Form I-129 to seek a change of status (COS) or extension of stay (EOS) on your behalf.

Spouses + Family Eligibility

Spouses and/or children under 21 may be eligible for L-2 nonimmigrant classification.

  • Spouses of L-1 workers may apply for work authorization by filing a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization with fee.
  • Dependents of L-1 workers can study, but are not eligible for work authorization.

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