To successfully do business in the United States, multinational corporations need to ensure that their top talent can legally work in the country. Therefore, it is important to speak with a Maryland employment immigration lawyer to determine the best visa solutions and begin the required paperwork.
At Miranda & Weisman, our attorneys represent multinational employers and employees who want to work in the United States. We help with a variety of immigration law issues, including assisting employers and executives to obtain L-1A visas.
L-1A visas allow qualified managers and executives to transfer to a U.S. branch of a multinational company and work for as long as seven years. L-1A visas offer a variety of benefits for both businesses and top talent. A Maryland employment immigration lawyer can help you understand your rights and obligations, as well as the benefits of an L-1A visa, both during and after the application process.
An L-1A visa petition must be filed by a multinational company so that executives may work in the United States. Our attorneys will take care of filing the paperwork and documentation for your business to help maximize the chances of a speedy approval of the petition.
There are no limits on the number of L1-A visas that can be approved on an annual basis, nor are there any specific wage requirements that must be met for this type of visa. However, certain qualifying requirements exist and our attorneys will work to help your company establish that it meets those requirements when applying for an L1-A visa.
Qualifying requirements for an L1-A visa include:
Since L-1A visas are very specific in the requirement that the employee be a qualified executive or have specialized knowledge, low-level managers are not permitted to obtain this type of visa. You may need to demonstrate the specific managerial responsibilities of an employee. If this is the case, a Maryland employment immigration lawyer from our firm can gather the necessary documentation for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
At Miranda & Weisman, our attorneys represent employers filing L-1A visa petitions as well as employees who are seeking a visa at a U.S. consulate based on an approved petition. We advise companies and workers within the U.S. on how to remain in compliance with immigration laws and help organizations explore time and money-saving options like applying for an L-1 blanket visa.
To learn more about your visa options or to speak with a Maryland employment immigration lawyer, call 410-321-4994 to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team. You can also contact us online.