L-1A and EB-1C Visas for Multinational Managers and Executives
L-1A visas are nonimmigrant visas which allow a manager or executive of a foreign company to come work temporarily in the United States at a branch, parent/subsidiary, or affiliate of the foreign company. Many large, multinational businesses apply for at least one L-1A visa when opening an office in the United States (or if they are a U.S. company transferring a worker from a related foreign business to their domestic offices) so that one of their trusted managers or executives will be able to lead the U.S. venture. As with our EB-5 practice, Pan Law Group has extensive experience working with multinational corporations in industries ranging from financial services, to goods trading, to manufacturing, and more in assisting them to expand into the lucrative economy of the United States. In the process, we have helped our client businesses create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in additional profits.
Similar to L-1A visas, EB-1C visas are for foreign companies that wish to transfer a manager or executive to a branch, parent/subsidiary, or affiliate in the United States. The key difference between the two visas being that an L-1A visa is a nonimmigrant temporary visa while an immigrant can obtain a green card with an EB-1C visa. Also similar to L-1A visas, Pan Law Group has handled countless EB-1C petitions and is intimately familiar with the laws and regulations governing this visa. For this reason, we have obtained EB-1C visas for large companies in need of leadership within many different industries.
For companies hoping to expand their business into the United States or for those seeking to add an experienced leader to their U.S. staff, our highly skilled immigration team will help you obtain an L-1A or EB-1C visa through services including:
- Proving the branch/parent/subsidiary/affiliate relationship between your company and the planned or existing U.S. company;
- Establishing that the person being transferred to the United States has functioned as a manager or executive in the foreign company, and that they will function as a manager or executive in the United States;
- Demonstrating that the person to be transferred has worked abroad in their managerial or executive position for the requisite amount of time;
- Showing that both the foreign and domestic companies actively conduct business;
- Proving that the U.S. office has the financial resources necessary to support the visa holder’s position;
- And more.