L1 Visa General Information: Individuals who are employed outside the United
States as executives, managers or in a position which requires specialized
knowledge may qualify for an L1 Intracompany Transfer Work Visa. If the
applicant is already in the United States, a change of status might be possible.
A change of status enables the individual to obtain L1 status without leaving
the country and having to apply for the L1 Visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate
abroad. The process of completing and submitting a request for an L1
Intracompany Transfer Visa can be both costly and confusing. The L1
Intracompany Transfer Visa immigration package makes the application process
straight-forward and easy to understand. This is a user-friendly step-by-step
guide to help you file your L1 Visa application as efficiently and quickly as
The process of applying for a L1 Transfer Work Visa is a 2-step process:
Step 1: The Petition
Step 2: The Application
L1 Visa Eligibility Requirements: The main requirement is that the applicant
must be employed outside the United States and is being transferred to the
United States branch, subsidiary, affiliate, or joint venture partner of the
non-U.S. company. Other requirements may apply and it is recommended to review
the information in the application manual before submitting the application. The
application package may be ordered below.
L1 Visa Additional Information: There are no quota restrictions for L1 Work
Visas which can be issued quickly if the applicant meets all the requirements.
Spouses and accompanying children of L-1 Visa holders are also allowed to come
to the United States and may be issued L-2 Visas.