Houston Business Immigration Attorney
Helping Your Employees with L-1 Visas
If you are an international company with offices both in the United States
and abroad, you may need to bring one of your workers into the country
for an extended of period of time to work. When this is the case, you
may be able to sponsor your employee in the application for an L-1 visa.
These are a non-immigrant visa with a shorter length of stay (ranging
between three months and five years) which allow workers and their families
to come to the United States and work without restrictions.
Due to the complex nature of the visa application process, it is strongly
advised that you seek the counsel of an experienced Houston business immigration
lawyer for your exact needs. At the
Toppins Law Firm, P.C., our team has successfully aided numerous businesses with their immigration
needs, making the application process simpler with considerable experience
and a keen eye for detail. We can even assist your business with applying
for Blanket L-1 visas, allowing you to bring employees in easier.
review your case today! Call the Toppins Law Firm at (713) 574-2299 now for help with
your business’s immigration needs.
Eligibility for an L-1 Visa
In order to be eligible for an L-1 Visa, both your business and employee
must meet several specific criteria. Applications can be rejected if either
party does not fit the qualification requirements.
In order to be eligible to sponsor an employee for an L-1 visa, a business must:
- Have offices both in the United States and abroad
- Have a parent-subsidiary, branch-headquarters, affiliate, or sister company
relationship with the employer abroad
Employers without an office in the United States may be eligible to send
an employee into the United States to help establish one under an L-1
visa as well. In order to be eligible to receive an L-1 visa, and employee
must have worked for the company sponsoring them for at least one continuous
year within the three years prior to the application.
Spouses and children under the age of 21 of applicants are also eligible
to receive L-2 immigration visas automatically, and spouses are able to
apply for work without restrictions. However, it is still advised that
spouses obtain an Employment Authorization Document for tax purposes.
Get assistance with sponsoring your employee for an L-1 visa from Toppins Law Firm, P.C.!