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Case Introduction
Case No. IW-020
L-1 Intra-company Transferees
Brief Introduction

Employees of an international company who are being temporarily transferred to a parent branch, affiliate, or subsidiary of the same company in the United States require Intra Company transfer (L-1) visas. The international company may be either a U.S. or foreign organization. To qualify, the employee must be at the managerial or executive level, or have specialized knowledge and be destined to a position within the U.S. company at either of these levels, although not necessarily in the same position as held previously. In addition, the employee must have been employed outside the U.S. with the international company continuously for one year within the three years preceding the application for admission into the United States. L-1 Intra-company Transferee executives and managers may remain in the United States for up to seven years. Specialized knowledge personnel, however, are limited to a five-year stay.

Things to Know

1. The beneficiary must have worked abroad for the overseas company for a continuous period of one year;
2. The beneficiary to be transferred must have been employed abroad in an “executive” or “managerial” position or a position involving “specialized knowledge”;
3. The beneficiary must be coming to the US company to work in an executive, managerial, or specialized knowledge capacity;
4. The beneficiary must be qualified for the position by virtue of his or her prior education and experience;
5. The beneficiary must intend to depart the United States upon completion of his or her authorized stay (including extensions), but may also pursue permanent residence at the same time;
6. The overseas company must be related to the U.S. Company in a specific manner;
7. The U.S. Company must be a qualified organization.

Filing Fee

USCIS Filing Fee
1. I-129 Petition                               $ 325
2. Fraud Prevention & Detection Fee $ 500
Premium processing fee (optional)   $1,225
4. Additional Fee                             $2,250
(From Aug. 14, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2015, additional fee apply to petitioners who employ 50 or more employees in the United States with more than 50 percent of its employees in the United States in H-1B or L (including L-1A, L-1B) nonimmigrant status. Petitioners meeting these criteria must submit the fee with an H-1B or L-1 petition filed:
 • Initially to grant an alien nonimmigrant status described in subparagraph (H)(i)(b) or (L) of section 101(a)(15), or
 • To obtain authorization for an alien having such status to change employers.

L-1 Visa in Consulate
Nonimmigrant Visa Application $ 150

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Service Details

1. Provide L-1 visa questionnaires for alien beneficiary and companies
2. Full review of alien, U.S. Company and company abroad circumstances
3. Confirmation that the L-1 petition is appropriate
4. Prepare USCIS forms
5. Advise on how to prepare company’s and personal documents
6. Instruct the letter in support of L-1 petition to be signed by the employer
7. Prepare attorney cover letter and supporting letter for L-1 petition
8. File L-1 petition with USCIS
9. Keep clients informed of the case status
10. Assist client in response to Request for Evidence, if any

Service Fee

$6,000(USCIS initial filing/extension/transfer)
This service fee is the basic reference price, which may be adjusted case by case.

Payment Methods
  • Wire Transfer
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Free Consultation

Free Consultation will provide the clients with answers to general questions, for example, what is the priority date of EB-3 Free Consultation should NEITHER be regarded as legal advice nor analysis on certain cases NOR confirmation of attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice or analysis on your case, please choose the Attorney Consultation service.

Attorney Consultation

$300 per hour(charging by hours includes time consumed by reviewing relevant documents, starting charge from an hour).