Multinational companies often depend on workers with specialized skills to help make their U.S. business operations a success. An L-1B visa makes it possible for a qualified employee to work at a U.S. affiliate for as long as five years. This type of visa offers many benefits to both employers and employees. A Maryland employment immigration lawyer at Miranda & Weisman can help you or your company determine if an L-1B visa is the right choice for you.
At Miranda & Weisman, we know that multinational corporations need to focus on making their U.S. operations a success while relocating employees need to prepare to live in a new country. Let us take care of all of your immigration issues, from filing appropriate paperwork to dealing with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on matters related to your move to the United States.
An L-1B visa is available for an employee with specialized knowledge who has worked for an affiliated multinational company for at least 12 consecutive months in the prior three years. The company must file a petition for an L-1B visa with USCIS, and the employee must obtain a visa at the U.S. consulate.
There are no prevailing wage requirements applicable to L-1B visas and no annual limits on the number of L-1B visas that can be granted. However, a petition for this type of visa will be granted only in cases where it can be demonstrated that the employee coming to the U.S. truly has unique knowledge of the company’s products, services or operations.
A Maryland employment immigration lawyer at Miranda & Weisman will complete the required paperwork and provide any necessary documentation to USCIS on your behalf. Your lawyer will work with you to create a strong petition showing that the foreign national worker has an in-depth understanding of the company’s management, services, products, and research techniques. We will submit and follow up with the petition on your company’s behalf so you can focus on operating your business.
Miranda & Weisman represents both multinational companies and employees who are coming to the United States to work. We not only assist with the initial petition but we also advise on how to comply with immigration laws on an ongoing basis as well as how to save money by pursuing options such as an L-1 blanket visa.
Immigration laws can be difficult to understand and the process of applying for a visa and gaining permission for a foreign national to live and work in the U.S. requires an understanding of how to make these immigration laws work for you. Leave the complex work to our Maryland employment immigration lawyers.
Call our Baltimore immigration law firm at 410-321-4994 to speak with a multi-lingual member of our legal team and learn how we can help with all of your immigration law needs. You can also contact us online.