Nashville L-1 Visa Attorneys
Our immigration attorneys can assist foreign workers, managers, and those with specialized knowledge who wish to remain with their employer in the U.S. obtain an L-1 visa.
Having a visa issued through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services allows you to enter, live, and work within the United States. The type of visa you may be entitled to depends on the specific circumstances regarding your situation and the qualifications you have. At Ozment Law, we can help foreign workers obtain the documents needed for jobs with organizations located in the United States. If you are currently a manager, executive, or an employee with specialized knowledge in your company, our Nashville immigration attorneys may be able to assist you in obtaining an L-1 visa, a type of immigration relief available for intracompany transfers.
Qualifications for an L-1 Visa
Under U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) guidelines, an L-1 visa helps facilitate the transfer of foreign workers to the United States in order to continue working for the same organization or its parent, division, or subsidiary. There are two types of L-1 visas; an L-1A, for those who are currently managers or executive level employees, and an L-1B, for those workers with specialized knowledge required by the company. In order to obtain this type of visa, you must meet the following qualifications:
- Have previously been working abroad for a qualifying organization for at least one to three years prior to applying for an L-1 visa;
- To be considered a manager, you must control the work and have supervision of other employees, a department, division, or other function of the organization;
- To be considered an executive, you must have the ability to make decisions for the organization on a broad basis, without oversight;
- If you claim specialized knowledge, you must possess specific information or training that must pertain to the organization’s processes and procedures or to its products, services, research, equipment, or other interests.
In order to be considered a qualifying organization, your employer must be a viable business in the U.S. and at least one other country.
Helping You Obtain an L-1 Visa
At Ozment Law, PLC, we have extensive knowledge of immigration laws and how they apply in various situations. An L-1 visa only entitles you to work temporarily in the United States, rather than living here on a permanent basis, though you can apply for a green card at a later date.
As experienced Nashville immigration attorneys, we can help you in meeting USCIS requirements. These include filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and proving you have no intent to immigrate before your visa is approved.
Once your application is submitted you will receive a notice for a biometrics appointment, in which you will be fingerprinted, photographed, and your identity will be verified. Once you complete this process, your employer will be notified of a decision.
Get Professional Legal Guidance From Our Nashville Immigration Attorneys
At Ozment Law, PLC, we can guide you through various immigration laws and procedures, helping to ensure you get the right type of visa and in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible. To request a consultation to discuss your needs and concerns, contact our Nashville immigration attorneys today.