L Visas – Intra-Company Transfers

Abogados de Inmigracion


L Visa Lawyers

Many companies enjoy a global presence through their affiliates in the United States and around the world. As corporations continue to expand, the demand for L visas have increased. Companies with related operational entities in the U.S. can seek to transfer certain employees to these offices under the L visa, which allows foreign national executives, managers, and professionals with specialized knowledge to work in the U.S. Similar to H-1B visa holders, L visa holders benefit from dual intent and have access to premium processing for quicker decisions. Types of L-Visas:
  • L-1 Visa (Intracompany Transfer of Executive or Manager): A U.S. employer can transfer an executive or manager working from a foreign office to an office located in the U.S. If a foreign company does not currently have an affiliate U.S. office, the L-1 visa can also be granted for the purpose of creating an office.
  • L-2 Visa (Intracompany Transfer of Employee with Specialized Knowledge): Employees with a specialized knowledge or skillset can be brought to work in the U.S. using the L-2 visa.
Executives and managers can remain in the U.S. for up to 7 years. Professionals with specialized knowledge are allowed up to 5 years of stay in the U.S. At SGM & ASSOCIATES, our immigration lawyers ( abogados de inmigracion ) can advise and assist businesses with all of their  staffing needs. We can determine eligibility and provide guidance throughout the process.