|L1 Transfer Visa|
This category is meant for international businessmen and specialized employees, who come to the US as employees of a foreign parent company or subsidiary (at least 51% of shares). L -1 Visas are accessible for employees, who have worked for the foreign company continuously for at least one year within the last three years before the application. They have to have worked in the area of management or as a professional to be able to enter the US to work in the area of management or as a professional in the American company. At the point of the application, the company has to be commercially active for at least one year. The foreign corporation as well as the U.S. company have to have serveral employees.
Duration of Stay
The application process
The U.S. employer has to apply. With this application, several documents that provide a complete picture of the profitability and the position of the employee have to be submitted. As soon as the application is accepted, it gets send to the U.S. embassy or consulate of the country to which the empoyee holds citizenship or is a permanent resident; which is also where the visa is issued.
Green Card Application
L - 1A executives and managers have the opportunity to apply for a Green Card without going through a complicated and tedious procedure. The request can be submitted as soon as the company has been operating commercially for a year. Due to his L - 1A status, the applicant can still stay in the United States during the immigration process, without needing an additional work or residence permit. The L - 1A structure, meaning the relationship between the foreign and the U.S. company (at least 51% of shares), has to be existent during the entire time period an employee has the L - 1 Status, until the Green Card is issued.