Companies in the US who also have an affiliate, subsidiary or other related company abroad, is allowed to transfer certain employees to the US company. The foreign company can even send certain employees to the US to establish a new office.
The employee coming to the US must have worked for the foreign company for at least one year in the previous three years.
There are two types of employees that qualify for an L-1, either multinational managers or executives, or specialized knowledge employees. The latter are limited to 5 years of L-1 time, whereas the former can remain in L-1 status for up to 7 years.
L-1A (Multinational manager or executive)
Employees who qualify for the L-1A must be coming to the US to serve in either an executive or managerial capacity.
L-1B – (Specialized knowledge)
Employees with special knowledge of the company’s product, services, techniques, management, processes or procedures qualify for an L-1B.
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The treaty investor visa is a great option for those who are looking to start a business in the United States.
Perhaps the most coveted of all immigrant petitions, the EB-1A does not require the offer of employment.
An immigrant petition in the EB-2 category that waives the requirement of a job offer.
Non-immigrant visa/status that allows one to work in the USA.
The Labor Certification, also commonly referred to as PERM, is the process by which an employer sponsors an employee for an immigrant petition.
The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa/status that allows one to work in the United States.
Some J-1 professionals are subject to the two-year home residency requirement, and require a waiver before being able to apply for an H-1B, or adjust status to a permanent resident.
Immigration through a qualified family member requires an I-130 (petition for alien relative) where the familial relationship has to be established.
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