L-1 Visas For Intracompany Transferees

Barth Law Firm, P.S.C., assists Kentucky companies with L-1 visa petitions, enabling them to transfer eligible employees to the U.S. from affiliated business entities all over the world. With decades of experience in business immigration issues, our attorney has the detailed legal knowledge necessary to streamline the process and reduce the burden on your business.

In order to obtain an L-1 visa for an intracompany transfer, you must meet the following requirements, among others:

  1. Your U.S. business must be clearly affiliated with the foreign-based business entity in which the employee currently works. The foreign-based business can be a branch of your company, a subsidiary, a parent company or another related entity. To prove the relationship, you may produce articles of incorporation, annual reports or other documents that show the businesses' common ownership.
  2. The employee must have worked a certain amount of time in a qualifying role. The employee must have worked abroad for at least one year out of the last three. He or she must also have served as an executive, a manager or an employee with specialized knowledge, and the position you are offering in the U.S. must be comparable.
  3. You must obtain a physical office space in the U.S. The amount of space you purchase or lease will depend on your business needs.

If the L-1 visa is granted, the employee will be able to live and work in the U.S. for up to three years. Extensions are possible in many cases.

Let Barth Law Firm, P.S.C., advise you about pursuing an intracompany employee transfer in Kentucky. Call our Louisville office locally at 800-481-1336 or 502-429-9049. We also welcome email inquiries and offer a complimentary initial consultation with our lawyer.