L-1 Intra-Company Transfer Visa:

US L-1 visa is a non-immigrant entry permit granting permission to individuals to reside and work for a short duration(to a maximum duration of seven years) for companies or companies they are being relocated by to carry out vital tasks deemed critical for the enterprise, thereby facilitating multinational organizations intending to either establish or manage a branch, subsidiary or an affiliate. The individuals being transferred to the US should have worked in the particular foreign company for a minimum period of one year in the previous 3 year period immediately preceding the date of filing the petition.

The L-1 permit enables the family including spouse and dependents to shift to the country on the basis of non-immigrant L 2 visas. The permit provides the spouses unrestricted freedom (obtained through I – 765) to employment. In certain cases, an L-1 visa also acts as entry-level permission for the green card of this country (doctrine of dual intent).

Salient Features
It is necessary for intending organization to meet certain criteria of commercial relationship between non-US and US Companies, i.e. both the US and foreign organization must be part of the same enterprise and must also be working as
-> Parent and subsidiary, or
-> Branch and headquarter, or
-> Sister companies
-> Affiliates
Both foreign companies and the US should be owned by one or more mutual undertakings or third parties in whom each of the partnering enterprises enjoys a 50% stake and control with veto power.

Types of L-1 Visa
The L-1 permit is classified as
-> L-1A –(executives and managers)Visa is valid for 7 years and is meant for people being transferred to the US to be deployed on senior management ranks to discharge indicated obligations
=> Regulating and monitoring administrative functions or managing the organizations or part of the companies
=> Acting as controlling authority over administrative or professional human resource functions
=> Taking care of critical functions of the organization in a relevant capacity.
-> L-1B (workers with specialized skills)is valid for 5 years and is granted to personnel with specialized expertise and know-how about various aspects specific to the company.
-> Regular permit is applied for and sanctioned on merit for each individual by USCIS.
-> If you are willing to open a new office in the USA to expand your business, you may qualify for this category.
-> Blanket facility is extended to qualified employers (under A and B). A blanket visa enables organizations to get sanctions for multiple numbers of personnel. With a blanket facility, there is no need for
=> Separate petitions for each individual case.
=> Evidencing qualifications of each individual personnel

WE Support for L-1 Visa Process
The ACHINTYA is an experienced immigration consultant for various US visa categories. We
-> Render specialized competent support and backup for L-1 two-step petition processes at affordable costs.
-> Assess and compile all necessary documents, Immigration forms, and prepare them for submission.
-> Serve both individual and corporate clients.

Individual Clients
We provide expert guidance on all issues connected with an L-1 visa.
-> We prepare the request for submission of a petition by your employer
-> After petition approval, we assist in your visa request

Corporate Clients:
We provide affordable time-bound competent immigration services. L – 1 Expert at our facilitation center render comprehensive support in assessing eligibility as a qualifying petitioner or employer in strict adherence to US immigration policy.

Quality Achintya Assistance for L-1 clients
-> Compiling substantiations and inputs, and assessing to determine the eligibility of Petitioner and Beneficiary
-> Collecting vital documents from foreign (Indian) companies for L-1A or L-1B
-> Devising suitable business proposal for the new entity
-> Leasing office premises on behalf of the client to provide substantiation for office lease and business address in US
-> Preparing statutory corporate documentation for new businesses including functional agreements, articles of incorporation or association, establishing a company, etc.
-> Compiling substantiating papers for illustrating
=> Qualifying relationship between both entities as affiliated enterprise
=> Existence of “business in progress” between qualifying enterprise
=> Qualification of stipulations for qualifying employee
-> Carrying out extensive reviews of
=> Organizational hierarchy, business track record of and between both organizations, and letter of employment
=> Documents to establish qualification based on the final business proposal and final substantiations
=> Business proposals that adhere to immigration laws
=> Employment contracts
-> Coordinating with external specialists
-> Preparing
=> I-129 petitions with L supplements
=> Cover letters and other supporting papers as per requirements
=> Supporting documents, hierarchical charts, and other paper as per requirements
-> Completing petition after 2-step review process
-> Submitting I-129 petition with USCIS
-> Following up and updating about communications with USCIS (a receipt of notices)
-> Finalizing RFE, application for additional supporting (if USCIS needs more evidence)
-> On receiving approval communicating about the matter

For US Immigration Law Firms:
Experts at ACHINTYA offer reliable 2-step review services, which are carried out in close consultations with professional US immigration law specialists. All our offices are equipped with state-of-the-art “Tracker” immigration software which helps us to complete all the phases of immigration casework efficiently within a given time frame and budget.

Our Quality Support:
-> Placing a request for approval for communicating the petitioner and beneficiary to initiate the case process
-> Placing a request for required substantiations
-> Assessing papers for accuracy and requesting any additional requirements
-> Preparing and assessing immigration papers
-> Completing the request filing and communicating with a scanned copy of the request for review

L-2 Dependent Visa:
The family (spouse and dependent children under 21 years) of L-1 visa holder can travel to the US with help of an L-2 visa. The validity of this non-immigrant permit relies on the validity period of the L-1 visa.

Change/Extension of Non-immigrant Visa:
If the family of the L -1 visa holder is already in the USA and is wishes to switch visas or obtain L -2 permit, all members can apply jointly for it through the I-539 petition.

Quality Abhinav Assistance:
-> Compiling appropriate papers and assessing to evidence family relationship between the beneficiary and primary applicant
-> Filing I-539 forms (if residing in the US) or DS- 160 visa application for L-2 dependent visa
-> Preparing visa request after comprehensive two-step review
-> Getting ready
=> Visa application kit after the DS-160 submission
=> Coordinating with the relevant embassy for ASC (Biometrics) and Visa Interview appointment Preparing clients for the visa interviews
=> Filling up I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization Document -EAD) with substantiations to be filed with USCIS upon admission into the United States