US L-1, L-1 visa is a visa which allows applicant to enter the United States for the purpose of work in L-1 status. It is a non-immigrant visa, and is valid for a relatively short amount of time for five years based on a reciprocity schedule. With extensions, the maximum stay is seven years.
L-1 visas are available to employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad. The visa allows such foreign workers to relocate to the corporation’s US office after having worked abroad for the company for at least one continuous year within the previous three prior to admission in the US. The US and non-US employers must be related in one of four ways: parent and subsidiary; branch and headquarters; sister companies owned by a mutual parent; or ‘affiliates’ owned by the same or people in approximately the same percentages.
- Below are some key requirements you must fulfill to apply for an L-1 Visa.
- The petitioning U.S. entity must have a qualifying relationship with your entity abroad.
- Sufficient physical space must be secured for a new office.
- A new office must be active and operating within one year after the L-1’s admission to the United States if requesting an extension of stay.
- After 1 year the new office must support a managerial or executive position if you are requesting an extension of stay in the L-1A classification.
K1 Fiancé(e) visa, A K-1 visa is a visa issued to the fiancé or fiancée of a United States citizen to enter the United States. A K-1 visa requires a foreigner to marry his or her U.S. citizen petitioner within 90 days of entry, or depart the United States. Once the couple marries, the foreign citizen can adjust status to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States (Green Card holder).