Expanding a company's U.S. market is a daunting prospect for foreign entities, but the upside potential is enormous. Your business can expand an affiliated office in the United States to reach a market with immense buying potential. However, to be successful in the competitive U.S. business climate, you need your top talent to come and work in the U.S.
An L-1B Visa makes it possible for your company to sponsor certain workers for nonimmigrant visas that will allow them to come to the United States and expand business operations. L-1B Visas are for workers with specialized knowledge who are doing an intracompany transfer into a U.S. branch of a multinational organization. Obtaining such a visa can be difficult due to strict requirements, but Dorsett & Zapata, PLLC can help. Give us a call today to learn about what our immigration law firm can do to help your business bring some of your most skilled talent into the United States.
The L-1B Visa is one of many work visas available to allow temporary workers to come to the United States for a limited period of time and for a specific purpose. This particular nonimmigrant visa is available to allow employers to sponsor workers for visas if those workers have specialized knowledge of the interests of the organization.
An employer can sponsor a worker for an L-1B Visa which allows a foreign worker with specialized knowledge to travel to the U.S. and work within an existing affiliated branch of the sponsoring company.
If a company looking to expand has not yet set up an office in the U.S., the worker with specialized knowledge could be given an L-1B Visa to come and open one, though a new office opening is met with increased scrutiny by immigration. Dorsett & Zapata, PLLC can provide guidance regarding the rules for these workers
Employees who come to live and work in the U.S. under an L-1B Visa must be sponsored by their employer, who must submit Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker.
When employers submit a petition, they must pay a fee. They should also make sure they meet the requirements for obtaining an L-1B Work Visa for an employee. Requirements include:
Additional requirements include mandating that an employer has the ability to compensate the worker who comes to the U.S. on the L-1B Visa. An experienced immigration attorney at Dorsett & Zapata, PLLC can provide assistance in determining if a company and employee can meet the criteria for an L-1B Visa.
Dorsett & Zapata, PLLC guides companies and employees throughout the process of applying for an L-1B Visa. We can assist with initial applications, as well as helping to get an extension of an employee's visa when necessary. Give us a call today to find out more about how our immigration firm can help you.