An opportunity to get a Green Card, and subsequently obtain a US citizenship
Unlimited entry to the US and residency in any chosen state till the end of visa
No queue for L-1 visa applicants
Spouse and unmarried children under 21 can get a visa (L-2 type) together with the main applicant
Employment in an American company that sponsored you
A businessman (manager) who has at least 1-year management experience can apply for this visa
Free preliminary background check of an applicant (1 day) and conclusion of the contract in one of our offices or remotely. At this stage, it will be sufficient to provide the copies of foreign passports for all family members that will be included in the application for an L-1 visa.
Result of this step: background check report + signed contract.
PREPARATION OF DOCUMENTS AND CASE REVIEWING
Preparation of a business plan, transfer of the investment sum, filing of a petition by an attorney.
Result of this step: Approval received.
OBTAINING A VISA
As soon as the petition is approved, the applicant receives a visa at the consulate or a notification of a change of status if the petition has been submitted within the United States. Processing time for his type of visa is at least 3 months. The visa is valid for 1 year (and can be extended).
Applicant’s actions: Passing a visa interview at the embassy and departure to the USA (if visa documents are submitted at a consulate in the applicant’s own country)
L-1 visa is also associated with the possibility of doing business in the United States. Under the US laws, an L-type visa is considered to be a tool for moving officers and managers of foreign companies to branches located in the United States. Also, the L-1 visa is issued to foreign nationals working in the US companies abroad, in order to attract them to the main offices based in the United States. Compared to the EB-5 visa which does not require detailed substantiations of investor’s qualification and experience in management, there is a different situation with L-type visa. An individual petition must be accompanied by a list of documents. This refers not only to bank statements and financial documentation, but also to advertising materials, job descriptions, employees’ business cards, etc.
There are two subcategories to this L1 visa:
• L-1A is issued to executives and managers, and it’s valid up to 7 years;
• L-1B is issued to workers with specialized knowledge, and it’s valid up to 5 years.
As a rule, no, he/she can not. The form of ownership of the company should be Ltd., OJSC, JSC.
The L-1 US visa opens up great opportunities, such as:
Be advice. Minor children will not be able to obtain the right to work, but applicant will be able to apply a B-1 visa with the right to work (for him) in the United States for domestic staff upon moving.
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Visa-free travel countries for citizens of US and Green Card holders
There are many visa free travel countries for citizens of US and Green Card holders, which they can visit without the need for a visa, including the west indies region.
At the same time, as of 2021, citizens of the US can travel to 187 countries and territories, including 26 European member countries of the schengen area. This number strikes the imagination! But, it’s worth the wait, isn’t it?