L-1 blanket petitions ease the immigration process for employees of multinational companies and make it possible for global organizations to do business more effectively in the United States.
Because of the many benefits of L-1 blanket visas to both companies and workers, multinational corporations should speak with a Baltimore immigration law firm to determine whether an L-1 blanket visa is right for them.
At Miranda & Weisman, we help multinational corporations and foreign national employees to understand the immigration options available to them. We will prepare an L-1 blanket visa petition for your company and advise employers and workers about their rights and responsibilities when L-1 visas are used to immigrate.
When a multinational company operates a branch or affiliate in the United States, the company may apply for L-1 visas for foreign workers to staff the U.S. offices. Applying for an L-1 visa for each worker can be time-consuming and costly, but an L-1 blanket petition provides a better solution.
An L-1 blanket petition makes it possible for many employees to apply for a visa based on providing proof of employment with a company that has had a petition approved.
A Maryland employment immigration lawyer at Miranda & Weisman can file the L-1 blanket petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service and ensure the required documentation and proof of eligibility is included so the petition can be approved in a timely manner.
An L-1 blanket petition can be filed by companies that have been doing business in the U.S. for one year or more and have at least three domestic or foreign branches, affiliates or subsidiaries. The company must also be engaged in services or commercial trade and must have a U.S. workforce with at least 1,000 employees and sales in the U.S. of at least $25 million per year. Companies without 1,000 U.S. workers may also qualify if they have had at least 10 L-1 petitions approved within the 12 months prior to petitioning for the L-1 blanket visa.
A Maryland employment immigration lawyer at our firm can also assist individual employees who wish to come to the U.S. based on their employer’s L-1 blanket petition. Employees who have a history of qualified past employment can visit a U.S. consulate and apply for an L-1 visa based on the blanket petition. Miranda & Weisman advises and guides workers about the necessary steps.
L-1 visas make it possible for employees to benefit from working in the United States and allow multinational businesses to grow and thrive in the American economy. The immigration laws on blanket visas are designed to work efficiently for businesses. Our attorneys can help you use those immigration laws to make your American dream come true.
Call today to speak with a member of our multi-lingual legal team and learn how a Maryland employment immigration lawyer can assist with your L-1 visa immigration matters. You can contact us online, or by calling 410-321-4994.