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Guide to L1 Blanket Visa

By Nita Nicole Upadhye

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L1 visa applications typically require a separate petition with USCIS for each employee a company wants to transfer to the US. This can quickly become demanding on the company’s time and resources.

The L1 Blanket Visa streamlines this process, allowing established companies to transfer multiple foreign national employees to the United States within a single petition that can be used for all eligible employees.

The Blanket L is available to larger multinational corporations that frequently need to move managers, executives, or specialized knowledge talent to their US operations. It acts as a crucial tool for talent management and strategic global staffing. Unlike individual L1 visa applications, the blanket petition allows a company to establish a relationship with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in advance, thereby reducing paperwork and expediting the transfer of eligible employees.

It enables companies to swiftly respond to market demands and operational needs by facilitating the movement of key personnel to where they are most needed. This ensures that projects and initiatives are not hindered by staffing shortages or delays in visa processing.

This visa represents an opportunity for foreign employees to work in the US, offering professional development and career advancement opportunities within their company’s global structure.

Given the advantages of the Blanket L, it’s essential to understand the eligibility requirements, application procedures, and compliance obligations to ensure that the visa process supports rather than disrupts business operations.

NNU Immigration has extensive expertise in L-1 Blanket Visa petitions. Acting on behalf of multinational employers, we advise on all aspects of the petitioning process, from assessing eligibility to supporting the compiling of the petition and all required documentation.

We advise on all aspects of the L1 visa for individual employees and can provide guidance and consideration of alternative US entry routes where required.

This complete guide to L1 Blanket visas covers everything you need to know about transferring multiple intracompany transferees to the US using the Blanket L. It includes detailed guidance on the eligibility and procedural requirements, along with best practice tips and guidance.

 

Section A: Understanding the L1 Blanket Visa

 

1. What is the L1 Blanket Visa?

 

The L1 Blanket petition is a company-wide certification allowing an overseas employer to quickly transfer multiple qualifying employees under the L-1 visa classification.

Ordinarily, the employer would be required to file an individual petition with USCIS for each L-1 visa applicant. Under the Blanket L provisions, multiple overseas employees can apply for the L1 intracompany transferee visa concurrently and without having to submit separate individual visa applications due to their employer’s status with USCIS.

 

2. Benefits of the Blanket L

 

The L1 Blanket Visa offers several advantages over individual L1 visa applications, streamlining the process for multinational companies and their employees.

 

a. Reduced Paperwork and Simplified Application Process

The L1 Blanket Visa allows a company to file a single petition for multiple employees. This consolidation significantly reduces the required paperwork compared to filing individual L1 petitions for each employee. Once the blanket petition is approved, it can be used for eligible employees without requiring the company to submit separate petitions for each transfer.

Employees benefit from a simplified application process. Instead of navigating the complexities of individual L1 petitions, they can apply for a visa directly at a US consulate with the blanket approval notice, bypassing the USCIS’s petition approval process for their case.

 

b. Faster Processing Times

The blanket petition’s pre-approval means that employees can be transferred more quickly to the US. This is particularly advantageous for projects with tight timelines or when critical positions need to be filled promptly.

With Blanket L certification, transfers to the US can be processed up to 6 months faster than non-Blanket L petitions, making short-notice transfers to the US possible.

 

c. Predictable Timelines

Both employers and employees benefit from more predictable processing times. By eliminating the USCIS petition step for each employee, the timeline from application to visa issuance is generally shorter and more consistent.

 

d. Cost Efficiency

While fees are associated with filing the blanket petition, the overall cost can be lower for companies that transfer large numbers of employees to the US. This efficiency reduces the per-employee cost of visa processing.

Although employees are still responsible for visa application fees, the streamlined process can lead to savings in terms of reduced travel for visa interviews (in some cases) and less time away from work.

 

e. Flexibility and Convenience

Companies with Blanket L1 approval can quickly decide to transfer employees to the US without waiting for individual petition approvals. This flexibility is crucial for responding to business needs and opportunities.

The L1 blanket visa process is typically more straightforward for employees, offering them a clear path to working in the US. They benefit from the company’s established eligibility, which can make the visa interview process less daunting.

 

f. Enhanced Mobility and Career Opportunities for Employees

The L1 visa allows employees to transfer to roles that enhance their professional skills and career prospects. The blanket petition streamlines this opportunity, making it accessible to more employees within an organization.

Although the L1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa, it is considered a dual intent visa, allowing the holder to apply for a green card. The streamlined blanket process facilitates the initial step towards long-term employment and residency in the US for those who choose to pursue it.

 

3. How does the Blanket L Visa work?

 

For US immigration authorities to approve an L1 visa petition, the employee must be shown to be vital to the company and that their specialist knowledge is essential to running the business.

To prove this, before an employee can apply for their L1 visa, their employer must file a petition with USCIS.

The Blanket L visa acts as continuing evidence of the qualifying relationship between the employer and the petitioning employee.

Once a company’s Blanket L-1 petition is approved, qualified L-1 visa applicants need only attend a visa interview to establish their eligibility for the L-1A or L-1B visa, expediting intracompany transfers to the US.

 

4. Does the Blanket L Automatically Qualify Employees for L1 Status?

 

Holding Blanket L status does not guarantee your employees will also qualify under the relevant L1 category.

With Blanket L, you will still need to ensure all employees applying for L1 status meet the requirements under the relevant category (L-1A or L-1B), as a consular officer will assess and adjudicate their petition. There is no shortcut or relaxation of the visa criteria.

 

5. How Many Employees Can file for L1 Status under the Blanket L?

 

Provided the petitions are filed during the validity period of the Blanket L visa, the number of company employees who can apply for L1 status will be unrestricted or capped.

This includes employees employed by the parent company and any branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates as included in the Blanket L petition.

As such, it will be important when filing for your Blanket L petition that it provides sufficient coverage of your organization, which will require using the Blanket L visa.

 

Section B: Blanket L Requirements

 

The L1 Blanket Visa is designed to streamline the process of transferring multiple employees from overseas to the United States. Still, specific eligibility criteria must be met, meaning not all businesses or employees will qualify for this pathway.

NNU Immigration provides expert guidance to companies and potential transferees to ensure compliance with these criteria and navigate the application process’s complexities.

 

1. Eligibility Criteria for Businesses

 

The Blanket L visa is only open to qualifying companies transferring multiple employees with L1 status to the States. Typically, this means only established multinational companies are eligible.

Under the L-1 Blanket requirements, the petitioning company must provide evidence of the following:

 

a. Nature of the Business
The company must be engaged in commercial trade or services and have an active office in the United States that has been doing business for one year or more.

Additionally, the company must have three or more domestic and foreign branches, subsidiaries, or affiliates.

 

b. Relationship Between Entities
The entities involved must have a qualifying relationship, typically defined as a parent company, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate of the company based in the United States.

 

c. Number of Transfers
The company must demonstrate that it has obtained approval for at least ten L1 visas in the previous 12 months, that it has US subsidiaries or affiliates with combined annual sales of at least $25 million, or that it has a US workforce of at least 1,000 employees.

 

2. Qualifications for Employees

 

Employees transferring under the L1 Blanket Visa must either be required to fill an executive or managerial knowledge role in the US (under the L1A visa) or fill the role of a specialized knowledge professional (under the L1B visa).

In addition, they must also have been employed abroad by the same company, or a parent, branch, affiliate or subsidiary thereof, in an executive or managerial role, or the role of a specialized knowledge professional, for one of the three years preceding the visa application.

 

a. Managers/Executives (L1A Visa)

 

Employees in this category should have supervisory responsibility for professional staff and/or a critical function, department, or subdivision of the employer. They are expected to manage an essential function within the organization at a high level without the direct supervision of others.

An executive role is defined as an assignment within an organization in which the employee primarily:

 

1. Directs the management of the organization or a significant component or function of the organization;

2. Establishes the goals and policies of the organization, component, or function;

3. Exercises wide latitude in discretionary decision-making and

4. Receives only general supervision or direction from higher-level executives, the board of directors, or stockholders of the organization.

 

A managerial role is defined as an assignment within an organization in which the employee primarily:

 

1. Manages the organization or a department, subdivision, function, or component of the organization;

2. Supervises and controls the work of other supervisory, professional, or managerial employees or manages an essential function within the organization;

3. Has the authority to hire and hire or recommend those as well as other personnel actions, or if no other employee is directly supervised, functions at a senior level within the organizational hierarchy; and

4. Exercises discretion over the day-to-day operations of the activity or function for which the employee has authority.

 

b. Specialized Knowledge Staff (L1B Visa)

These employees must possess specialized knowledge related to the organization’s interests.

A specialized knowledge professional role is defined as a role in which:

 

1. The individual is a member of a profession, including but not limited to architects, engineers, lawyers, physicians tea,chers, and

2. Special knowledge is possessed by an individual of the petitioning organization’s product, service, research, equipment, techniques, management, or other interests and its application in international markets or

3. Advanced knowledge is possessed by an individual of the petitioning organization’s processes and procedures.

 

 

3. Additional Eligibility Considerations

 

a. Blanket L Duration

The L1 Blanket Visa initially allows for a stay of up to three years, which can be extended. The total stay is limited to five years for L1B employees and seven years for L1A employees.

 

b. New Offices

For companies looking to open a new office in the US, additional criteria must be met, including sufficient premises for the office and a business plan demonstrating the ability to support an executive or managerial position within one year of the visa petition’s approval.

 

Section C: L1 Blanket Application Process

 

Given the advantages conferred on Blanket L visa holders, USCIS require companies to undergo a thorough petitioning process to establish that they meet all the Blanket L requirements.

Applying for an L1 blanket visa involves a multi-step process that requires careful preparation and attention to detail from the employer and the prospective employees.

Once the L1 Blanket has been granted and provided it remains valid, the L1 visa process will start with the employee application. The employer is not required to file a petition with USCIS.

 

1. Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for L1 Blanket Certification

 

To benefit from the relaxed petitioning process for your L-1 candidates, the company will need to follow the USCIS application and vetting process to confirm eligibility and suitability against the Blanket L requirements.

 

Step 1: Prepare to File Form I-129S

The employer begins the application process by filing Form I-129S, Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition, with USCIS on behalf of the employee.

The petition package, including all supporting documents and the filing fee (standard or reduced fee), is submitted to the appropriate USCIS service center.

Premium processing can be requested for expedited processing.

Read more about the Form I-129S here >>

 

Step 2: Supporting Documents

Extensive supporting documentation is required to convince and assure the adjudicator that the applicant satisfies the visa requirements.

The documents to submit will depend on the specific circumstances, and taking advice will ensure you compile correct and sufficient evidence to support your application.

As a minimum, you will need to provide:

 

a. Evidence of the qualifying relationship between the US and foreign entities (e.g., articles of incorporation, financial statements).

b. Proof that the company meets the eligibility criteria for the blanket L petition (e.g., annual reports, tax returns).

 

You will also need to provide general documents relating to the company, listing all the companies included in the Blanket L visa, to verify ownership and complete details of financial statements and tax returns. An organizational diagram is often helpful in illustrating the relationships of the various companies to be included in the petition.

You will also need to provide a cover letter supporting your petition.
Note also that documents in a foreign language are to be accompanied by a certified translation in English.

 

Step 3: USCIS Review and Decision

USCIS reviews the petition to ensure it meets eligibility requirements and supporting evidence is sufficient.

Requests for further information may arise if there are missing documents or requests for clarification.

 

Step 4: USCIS Approval or Denial

If the blanket petition is approved, USCIS will notify the petitioner by issuing an I-797 Approval Notice (NOA), indicating the validity period, which is typically three years.

The employer then provides the worker with the completed I-129S, a copy of the blanket petition Approval Notice, and other related documentation accompanying their application.

Notably, the Blanket L I-797 Blanket L Approval Notice is not a travel document and can only be used to enter the US if the petitioner is a Canadian citizen. The individual worker must still apply for their L-1 visa for permission to travel to the US for an intracompany transfer.

USCIS will provide a written explanation for the denial and appeal options if denied.

 

2. Step-by-Step Guide For Employees

 

 

Step 1: Employee Prepares L1 Visa Application Blanket

 

Once the US employer has been issued an Approval Notice, eligible employees can immediately file their L1 visa application.

If applying from outside the US, the application will go through consular processing at an Embassy or Consulate in the worker’s country of residence.

If applying from within the US, they must file Form I-129 and the completed Form I-129S at a USCIS service center according to the Form I-129 instructions.

Canadian applicants can file the completed Form I-129S directly with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at specific ports of entry and pre-flight inspection locations.

 

Step 2: Employee Supporting Documentation

 

The specific documentation may vary by application, and it is advisable to take professional guidance to ensure full evidence is submitted, such as:

 

a. A passport valid for travel to the United States with a minimum six months validity

b. Copies in triplicate of the Blanket L I-797 Approval Notice

c. Signed I-129S Blanket application form.

d. The DS-160 confirmation page.

e. Payment receipt(s) for relevant petitioning fee(s)

f. A photo meeting the US visa requirements.

g. Evidence of qualification for the L1 visa category, such as a letter of support detailing the US transfer, resume, letters of recommendation, and certificates or awards.

h. Proof of employment relationship, such as recent payslips, employment contracts or letters from the foreign employer, can verify current employment and position.

i. Company personnel records detailing the worker’s role and responsibilities, work-related overseas posts and travel, and learning and development activities.

 

Step 3: Complete Form DS-160

 

The employee must complete the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160. After submission, print the confirmation page to bring to your interview.

 

Step 4: Schedule and Prepare for the Visa Interview

 

If the application is being processed consularly, an interview will need to be scheduled at the US Embassy or Consulate where it was filed.

 

Step 5: Attend the Visa Interview

 

During the interview, a consular officer will determine whether the applicant can receive an L1 visa.

The questioning will cover general themes such as ensuring that the applicant is, in fact, an employee of the company and has been for the minimum period, that the role qualifies under the L visa, and that the employee will be paid the prevailing wage rate.

Please read our detailed guide to L1 Visa Interview Questions here.

 

3. Blanket L Application Fees

 

When applying for a US blanket L visa, the costs include:

 

a. Form I-129 filing fee payable to USCIS when the employer submits Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, on the worker’s behalf. The current fee depends on the employer’s size.

The standard fee is $1385 for petitions filed on or after April 1, 2024, while a reduced fee of $695 is available for non-profit organizations and small businesses with 25 or fewer full-time US employees in the preceding year.

 

b. The Fraud Prevention and Detection fee is $500, and it applies only to employers with 50 or more US employees, more than half of whom hold H-1B or L-1 nonimmigrant status.

 

c. The worker may also have to pay a biometric services fee covering fingerprinting and photographing (biometric data collection) as part of the application process. The current fee can vary depending on the service center location.

 

 

4. Blanket L Application Processing Times

 

USCIS Blanket L petition processing typically takes 1 to 3 weeks, assuming there are no complications with the application. However, processing times can vary between consular posts and the time of year, so checking when making the application is advisable.

You may request premium processing for an additional fee. Under this service, USCIS will adjudicate the case within 15 calendar days. Suppose a request for additional evidence is issued on a petition filed using the premium processing service. In that case, USCIS will have an additional 15 calendar days from receipt of the response to adjudicate the case.

Once the Blanket L has been granted to the employer, L1 visa applications can usually be processed in 1 to 3 weeks.

 

5. L1 Blanket Visa Extensions

 

 
Extensions are possible for both L-1A and L-1B visas. L-1A extensions can be requested in two-year increments, allowing a maximum stay of seven years in the US. L-1B extensions are also requested in increments, but the total authorized stay is capped at five years.

Under Blanket L, the employer will need to submit a new Form I-129S on behalf of the employee when requesting an extension, accompanied by relevant supporting documents.

Please read our detailed guide to L1 visa extensions here.

 

6. Blanket L Best Practice for Employers

 

a. Forward Planning

When making your Blanket L petition, you will need to identify all entities—US and qualifying foreign—within your organization that will need to use the certification. Where multiple entities or complex organizational structures are in place, it may be advisable to have an organogram drawn up to submit with your petition. This list is to be approved and must be updated to reflect any corporate changes.

 

b. Partial Approvals

An L blanket petition can be partially approved, with certain entities within the organization denied where they have been found not to meet the requirements. It will be important to ensure that the application is managed effectively and that the supporting documentation is extensive and comprehensive to evidence the qualification of each entity within the application. For example, it demonstrates sufficient levels and value of activity for each applicant entity.

 

c. Organizational Changes

If the relationships of any of the qualifying organizations with L blanket approval change, the petitioner must file an amended Form I-129 explaining the changes.

 

d. Supporting L1 Visa Workers

The L1 visa process requires close collaboration between the employer and the employee to ensure the correct documentation is compiled and submitted. This collaboration also helps to support the employee with interview preparation, as the employee will need to be familiar with the details of their job position, the US company’s operations, and how they qualify for the L1 classification.

At NNU Immigration, we have systems and procedures to manage applications and effectively support communications between parties involved.

 

7. Tips for Streamlining the Process

 

a. Start Early
To accommodate any delays or requests for additional information, begin the application process well in advance of the desired start date in the US.

 

b. Avoid Incomplete or Inconsistent Information
Ensure all forms and documentation are complete and consistent across all submissions. Discrepancies can lead to unnecessary delays.

 

c. Organize Documentation
Keep all documents well-organized. Clearly label all evidence and provide a table of contents if submitting many documents.

 

d. Don’t Underestimate the Importance of the Interview
The visa interview is a critical step. Applicants should treat it seriously, preparing thoroughly to articulate their role and its necessity in the US.

 

e. Don’t Neglect to Demonstrate Home Country Ties
Employees may need to demonstrate ties to their home country to assure the consular officer of their intent to return after the visa expires.

 

 

Section D: Case Studies and Success Stories

 

NNU Immigration specializes in the L1 visa route, including L-1 blanket visa petitions. The following examples illustrate how we support US talent mobility for multinational companies.

 

Case Study 1: Multiple Transfers of AI Talent

 

Scenario
The company is a global leader in tech and sought to accelerate the development of its new artificial intelligence platform.

To do this, they aimed to bring together a diverse team of specialists from their offices worldwide to their US headquarters.

The primary hurdle was the logistical complexity of transferring multiple key employees from various countries to the US on a tight timeline.

 

Outcome
We utilized the L1 Blanket to streamline the transfer process. We helped to create a comprehensive record of its international transfer activity to evidence eligibility for the blanket petition.

The L1 blanket visa allowed the company to quickly relocate a team of 15 specialized knowledge employees and executives to the US, significantly speeding up the project’s development phase.

Our early and collaborative efforts led to the successful launch of the platform, reinforcing the company’s market position.

 

Case Study 2: Global Health Company Transferring R&D Team

 

Scenario
A pharmaceutical company with a solid international presence sought to enhance its research and development capabilities in the US by incorporating its international talent into a US-based R&D facility.

The company faced the challenge of efficiently managing the relocation process for many foreign employees without disrupting ongoing global projects.

 

Outcome
By obtaining an L1 blanket visa, we helped the company achieve a smoother transition for its employees. The blanket visa streamlined the documentation process, making it easier for the company to plan and execute the relocation of key research personnel.

The move bolstered the company’s R&D efforts, while employees also benefited from the opportunity for professional growth in a highly innovative environment, enhancing job satisfaction and loyalty.

 

Section E: Summary

 

The L1 Blanket Visa substantially benefits employers and employees by reducing administrative burdens, expediting the transfer process, and offering cost savings. This efficiency supports the strategic international movement of key personnel, enhancing business operations and offering employees valuable international exposure and career advancement opportunities.

By effectively leveraging the L1 blanket visa, companies can not only achieve their operational and strategic goals but also support the professional aspirations of their employees, creating a win-win situation that drives forward both individual careers and organizational objectives on the global stage.

However, navigating the complexities of the L1 blanket visa process requires careful planning, attention to detail, and a thorough understanding of the legal requirements. Employers and employees alike must be well-prepared to meet the eligibility criteria, compile the necessary documentation, and confidently undergo the application process.

 

Section F: Contact our Blanket L Experts

 

NNU Immigration specializes in US Blanket L petitions, supporting all aspects of the visa. Our US immigration attorneys manage the entire process for employers and employees, from assessing eligibility to compiling the petitions and all required documentation, to alleviate pressure, ensure a fully optimized and compliant submission, and help minimize the L1 application processing time.

Contact us for advice with your Blanket L petition.

 

Section G: FAQs about the L1 Blanket Visa

 

What is an L1 blanket visa?
The L1 blanket visa is a particular visa category that allows multinational companies to transfer multiple employees to the United States under a single petition.

 

How does the L1 blanket visa application process work?
The process begins with the employer filing a blanket petition with the USCIS. Once approved, employees can apply for their visa at a US embassy or consulate by submitting the necessary documentation and attending a visa interview.

 

How long does it take to process an L1 blanket visa?
L1 Blanket petitions can typically take 1-3 weeks to process if there are no issues or delays with the application. Processing times can vary significantly based on caseload. Subsequent L1 blanket visa applications will then be faster than individual L1 visa applications due to the pre-approval of the blanket petition.

 

Can family members accompany L1 blanket visa holders to the US?
Yes, spouses and unmarried children under 21 can apply for L2 visas to accompany or join the L1 visa holder in the US.

 

What is the validity period of an L1 blanket visa?
The initial validity period for an L1 blanket visa is typically three years. Extensions may be granted, with the total stay limited to five years for specialized knowledge employees (L1B) and seven years for managers and executives (L1A).

 

Can an L1 blanket visa lead to permanent residency?
Yes, the L1 visa is a dual intent visa, meaning that holders can apply for a green card while in the US on an L1 visa. However, the process and eligibility for permanent residency are separate from the L1 visa and require additional applications and approvals.

 

Section H: Glossary for the L1 Blanket Visa Process

 

L1 Visa: A nonimmigrant visa allowing companies to transfer managers, executives, or employees with specialized knowledge from a foreign office to one of its offices in the United States.

 

L1A Visa: A subtype of the L1 visa for transferees entering the United States to occupy positions in an executive or managerial capacity.

 

L1B Visa: A subtype of the L1 visa for employees with specialized knowledge relevant to the organization’s interests, products, services, or management.

 

L1 Blanket Visa: A streamlined process for the L1 visa category that allows a company to transfer multiple employees to the US under a single petition, simplifying the application process for qualifying organizations.

 

USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services): The government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States, responsible for processing visa applications, including the L1 blanket petition.

 

Form I-129S: The form used to apply for an L1 blanket visa, submitted by the employer on behalf of the employee or employees to be transferred.

Form I-797, Notice of Action: A document issued by USCIS to communicate decisions on visa petitions and applications, including approval of the L1 blanket petition.

Form DS-160: Each employee applying for an L1 visa under the blanket petition must complete the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application form.

Dual Intent Visa: A visa category that allows holders to enter or stay in the US while simultaneously seeking lawful permanent resident status (a green card) without affecting their nonimmigrant visa status.

 

Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee: This fee is required with the initial L1 blanket visa petition and is used to fund USCIS efforts to prevent and detect immigration-related fraud.

Specialized Knowledge: Unique knowledge held by an employee regarding the petitioning organization’s product, service, research, equipment, techniques, management, or other interests that is not readily available in the US labor market.

Managerial Capacity: A role in which the employee primarily manages the organization, a department, subdivision, function, or component, including supervising the work of other employees and managing essential functions within the organization without direct supervision.

Executive Capacity: A role within the organization that involves making broad decisions on direction and management, typically within higher levels of the organizational hierarchy.

Consulate or Embassy Interview: Visa applicants must undergo a mandatory interview at a US embassy or consulate, during which a consular officer assesses their eligibility for the visa.

 

Section I: Helpful Links

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Official Website
https://www.uscis.gov/

This is the primary source for detailed information on the L1 visa, including eligibility, application procedures, and fees. Look for sections dedicated to temporary workers (L-1A and L-1B visas) under the nonimmigrant visa category.

 

US Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html
For information on visa application procedures, required documentation, and interviews, the Consular Affairs website is invaluable. It also details processing times and how to apply for a visa at a US Embassy or Consulate.

 

The US Embassy or Consulate Websites:
Each US Embassy or Consulate has a website with information about visa applications in that location, including how to schedule an interview and what documents you must bring. For region-specific guidance, find your local US Embassy or Consulate’s website.

 

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
https://www.aila.org
AILA is a national association of over 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Their website and publications can provide expert insights into the L1 visa process.

 

 

Author

Founder & Principal Attorney Nita Nicole Upadhye is a recognized leader in the field of US business immigration law (AILA) and trusted adviser to large corporates through to SMEs, providing strategic immigration and global mobility advice to support employers with both US and UK operations to meet their workforce needs through corporate immigration.

Nita successfully acts for corporations and professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, actors, and athletes from across the globe, providing expert guidance on all aspects of US visa and nationality applications, and talent mobility to the USA.

Nita is an active public speaker, thought leader, immigration commentator, and immigration policy contributor and regularly hosts training sessions for employers and HR professionals

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