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Legalixa is an award-winning immigration law firm in Istanbul, Turkey with an exceptional success rate in almost every legal matter we have ever handled. Our US immigration lawyers are prepared to file L-1 manager or executive visa. You can track the status of an immigration application, petition, or request at USCIS website.
Our immigration lawyers represent our clients from application until they get L-1 manager or executive visa. An English-speaking attorney will help you during this process. We have affiliated law firms in the USA and we will be able to support you while you are in the USA.
L-1 Manager or Executive Visa
L-1A Manager or Executive Visa:
The L-1A Intracompany Transferee visa is issued for individuals who were employed for a minimum of one year during the past three years in a managerial or executive position in a foreign entity and who will be transferred to the USA branch, parent/subsidiary or an affiliated entity in a managerial or executive position.
This individual can also be transferred to the U.S. for supervising the opening of a branch, parent/subsidiary, or an affiliated entity in the USA.
In order to be eligible to apply for an L-1A visa, the following conditions must be present:
- The USA company must have a qualifying relationship with the foreign entity.
- The prospective L-1A visa applicant must have been employed by the foreign entity for a minimum of one continuous year prior to the L-1A visa application in a managerial or executive capacity.
- The L-1A visa applicant must be transferred to the USA to perform services in an executive or managerial capacity.
The L-1A visa is initially issued for a period of 3 years and can be extended in 2-year increments for a maximum period of 7 years. If the L-1A visa applicant is being transferred to the U.S. coming to the United States to supervise the opening of a “new office” (branch, parent/subsidiary, or affiliated entity) in the USA, the L-1A visa will initially be issued for 1 year. All time spent outside of the U.S. while in L status can be “recaptured” towards the end of the 7-year maximum stay.
Spouses of L-1A visa holders are given L-2 visa/status, and they are authorized to work in the U.S.
L-1B Specialized Knowledge Visa:
The L-1B Intracompany Transferee visa is issued for individuals who were employed for a minimum of one year during the past three years in a position requiring specialized knowledge in a foreign entity and who will be transferred to the U.S. branch, parent/subsidiary, or an affiliated entity in a specialized knowledge position.
The terms and conditions of L-1B visa are the same as the L-1A visa, except for 2 major differences;
1- The position does not need to be managerial. Rather, the prospective L-1B visa applicant must have been employed by the foreign entity for a minimum of one continuous year prior to the L-1B visa application in a capacity of specialized knowledge, and s/he must be transferred to the USA to perform services in a specialized knowledge capacity.
This requires that the applicant possess a deep, specialized understanding and knowledge of the organization’s products and processes. Alternatively, the applicant must possess complex professional or technical expertise in addition to the unique knowledge of the organization’s services, strategies and/or management.
2- L-1B visa can be extended for a maximum period of 5 years.
Spouses of L-1B visa holders are given L-2 visa/status, and they are authorized to work in the USA.
Legalixa Law Firm provides one-stop-shop assistance and advice regarding L-1A and L-1B visas, including eligibility requirements, preparation of visa application packages, and business plans for consular, extension, or changes of status L-1 visa applications. Our legal services include advising on proper company type and setting up the USA company for new office L-1s.
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Since its foundation in 1992, Legalixa Immigration Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized Turkish immigration law practice, our firm is now one of the leading immigration law firms in Istanbul, Turkey.