Multinational companies often employ workers who are not U.S. citizens but who may need or want to work in the United States. The U.S. immigration system makes employment on U.S. soil possible through a category of visas called L-1 visas.
Employees and employers alike should understand how L-1 visas work, including the opportunities these visas present for living and working within the United States. As a leading Baltimore immigration law firm, Miranda & Weisman represents multinational companies and employees throughout the process of applying for an L-1 visa.
America provides remarkable growth potential for multinational companies and offers a great living and working environment for foreign employees. Let our Maryland employment immigration lawyers help you take advantage of the benefits this country offers while working within the immigration laws specific to your situation.
At Miranda & Weisman, we represent both employers and employees in all aspects of obtaining an L-1 visa including preparing petitions to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to make it possible for workers to come to the U.S.
We will work with you to prepare:
These visas make it possible for multinational corporations to transfer certain employees, including executives and skilled workers from foreign countries, to live and work in the United States.
Whether an employer seeks a blanket petition to allow many workers to come to this country or wishes to file an individual petition for executives or managers, our attorneys can prepare the necessary paperwork and assist in obtaining required documentation.
We will also interface with USCIS on your behalf to keep the L-1 visa petitions moving forward so employees and multinational businesses can focus on building a successful company within the U.S. Our firm will handle all of the immigration matters so you can focus on other things.
An L-1 petition can only be filed in situations in which a foreign company has a qualifying relationship with a U.S. company. This relationship could include a branch, a subsidiary, affiliate, or a parent company. The transferred employee must have been working for the foreign affiliate for at least 12 consecutive months during the three months before coming to work in the United States.
Our attorneys will review all of the requirements and help you to determine if your company or employees qualify for an L-1 visa. If employees don’t qualify, we can provide you with alternative immigration options.
Miranda & Weisman also provides full-service legal representation to multinational companies and employees wishing to work and do business in the U.S. Our services include:
To learn more, contact a Maryland employment immigration lawyer at Miranda & Weisman today. Our multi-lingual staff assists individuals and companies in using the L-1 visa system to take advantage of the opportunities that America offers. You can contact us online or by calling 410-321-4994.