L1 Visas

L1 Visa Attorneys in Orlando

Temporary Employment Visas for Managers & Executives

The L1 visa facilitates the temporary transfer of foreign workers in the managerial, executive, or specialized knowledge category to the U.S. to continue employment with an office of the same employer, its parent, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate. This non-immigrant visa is usually short-term and typically granted for three to seven years. There are limits to renewal.

Petitioners must file Form I-129.

Contact Lim Law, P.A. today to learn more about L1 employment visas.

Qualifying Organization for an L1 Visa Petition

Any type of business can sponsor an L1 visa – corporations (S, C, LLC etc.), partnerships, government-owned entities, non-profit, religious, or charitable organizations are all eligible. The sponsoring employer need not be U.S. owned or incorporated. Several business entities in the United States can offer employment to the alien – a parent company, a branch, a subsidiary, or an affiliate of the foreign company.

Subsidiary

A subsidiary refers to a firm, corporation, or other legal entity of which a parent company owns, directly or indirectly, more than half of the entity and controls the entity; or owns, directly or indirectly, half of the entity and control the entity; or owns, directly or indirectly, 50 percent of a 50-50 joint venture and has equal control and veto power over the entity; or owns, directly or indirectly, less than half of the entity, but in fact controls the entity.

Parent

A parent refers to a firm, corporation, or other legal entity with subsidiaries.

Examples of this include:

  • A foreign parent must own at least 50 percent of a U.S. subsidiary and have veto powers over the subsidiary’s actions
  • A U.S. parent must own must own at least 50 percent of the foreign subsidiary and have veto powers over the subsidiary’s actions
  • Affiliate U.S. and foreign companies must each be at least 50 percent owned by the same ultimate parent

Affiliate

Affiliate refers to:

  • One of two subsidiaries, both of which are owned and controlled by the same parent or individual
  • One of two legal entities owned and controlled by the same group of individuals, each individual owning and controlling approximately the same share or proportion of each entity
  • A partnership organized in the U.S. to provide accounting services along with managerial and/or consulting services marketing its accounting services under an internationally recognized name

The worker does not need to be directly employed by the sponsor and can be paid through a personnel service company or an agency, or even as an independent consultant, as long as the sponsor had management and control over the worker during the qualifying year.

Ineligible Relationship

A contractual relationship, such as licensing or franchising, between the U.S. company and a foreign company is usually insufficient to establish the qualifying relationship to qualify for the L-1 visa.

Corporate Changes

If either or both of the qualifying entities go through the corporate change, such as merger or acquisition or spin-off, the USCIS must be informed and will determine whether the qualifying relationship still exists between two entities.

If you have any questions, call (407) 512-9919 and schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced Orlando L1 visa attorneys. We also have offices in Maitland and Kissimmee.

Attorneys

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    Henry Lim, Esq.

    Founding Attorney

    Born in Nicaragua, Orlando immigration lawyer Henry Lim knows the immigrant experience firsthand. He knows how stressful the process can be. Because of this, Henry knows the value of an aggressive immigration attorney. He uses his skill and insight to work for you.
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    Rafael Ortiz-Segura

    Of Counsel

    With 23 years of experience on the bench, former Immigration Judge Rafael Ortiz-Segura brings a unique perspective and a wealth of knowledge to Lim Law, P.A. His time in Orlando immigration court makes him one of the most experienced professionals in immigration in all of Central Florida. Most immigration lawyers in Orlando have argued cases before him.
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    Henye S. Perez

    Attorney

    Henye S. Perez has handled a multitude of cases involving complex immigration matters, ranging fro visa petitions to defending immigrants in removal proceedings. He has advocated for clients before U. S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, U.S. Immigration Customs & Enforcement, and the Executive Office of Immigration Review in immigration court. Mr. Perez graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2010. He then continued his studies at ...
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    Michelle Villagran

    Attorney

    Michelle Villagran joined the Lim Law, P.A. team in 2017. As the daughter of immigrants from Mexico, she has a personal understanding of the struggles individuals endure while navigating the American immigration system. Ms. Villagran graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010, where she received a bachelor's degree in Business Management. She later graduated from the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. During her law school career, Ms. Villagran participated in the ...
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