Immigration Fact of the Week July 26

L VisaQuestion:

What is the L visa?


The L visa lets a U.S. employer transfer an executive or manager from one of its  foreign offices to one in the U.S. for a temporary period of time.

An L visa is a temporary work visa for executives or managers of affiliated offices outside the U.S. L visa holders are allowed to work in the U.S. for a maximum initial period of three years. The L visa also allows a foreign company that does not have a U.S. office to send an executive or manager over to the U.S. to set one up, but the initial maximum period of stay for these L visa holders is one year.

To be eligible for an L visa, the executive or manager must have been employed by the same employer for at least one continuous year in the past three years.

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