The US L-1 Visa is a non-immigrant visa that is valid for 3 years and allows foreign employees who have been working in a company outside the US gain legal access into the United States to continue working for the company in its branch in the US. Family members of the applicant may join them in the US under the L-2 visa.
The US L-1 visa category is subdivided into US L-1A and US L-1B visas. The US L-1A visa is exclusively for employees in managerial or executive positions and their visa is valid for a maximum period of 7 years. The US L-1B visa subcategory is for other skilled employees of the company, and their visa is valid for a maximum period of 5 years. At the end of the maximum validity period, employees under the US L-1 visa category may choose to apply for permanent residence in the US.
Applicants must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for the US L-1 Visa:
Along with these, the following documents will be required:
The US L-1 visa allows its holders to enjoy the following benefits:
The application fee is $460. But upon approval, the company has to pay $2500 for each employee and an additional $2500 if the company has up to 50 workers under it in the US.