General managers and other executives who are foreign nationals working for a branch or subsidiary of a U.S. company may be eligible for the L-1A nonimmigrant visa. The business immigration lawyers at the Shapiro Law Group have more than 30 years of experience helping businesses with intracompany transfers of managers and other executives to ensure that the proper visa requirements are fulfilled.
General managers and other executives are eligible for an L-1A visa if the general manager or executive:
According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, to be considered an executive, the employee must:
In order to be considered a “manager” for purposes of L-1A visa status, the foreign employee must:
Because the definition of “manager/executive” is subject to a strict interpretation and a detailed description of the job functions and duties must be provided with each L-1A visa petition, the assistance of a skilled business immigration attorney can be crucial to a successful application. The knowledgeable employment visa attorneys at The Shapiro Law Group have considerable experienced helping business comply with the appropriate immigration and visa regulations when hiring and/or transferring managers and executives from foreign counties.
A manager or executive is eligible to work in the United States pursuant to a valid L-1A visa for up to three years, and up to seven years pursuant to an L-1A transfer visa. Spouses of general managers and executives that obtain an L-1A work visa are eligible for employment authorization pursuant to an L-2 employment visa.
The knowledgeable Chicago employment visa attorneys at The Shapiro Law Group have considerable skill, knowledge and experience helping businesses comply with employment immigration regulations when transferring managers and executives to U.S. business affiliates. Contact one of our Chicago-area employment immigration attorneys at (847) 564-0712 to discuss your visa transfer needs.