Friday, January 27, 2017


The United States L1 visa is a non-immigrant visa which allows companies operating both in the US and abroad/Bangladesh to transfer certain classes of employee from its Foreign/Bangladesh operations to the USA operations for up to seven years. The employee must have worked full time for a subsidiary, parent, affiliate, joint venture partnership or branch office of US company outside of the US for at least one year out of the last three years. The US and non-US employers must be related in one of four ways: parent and subsidiary; branch and headquarters; sister companies owned by a mutual parent; or 'affiliates' owned by the same or people in approximately the same percentages. The L-1 classification also enables a new U.S. Company to transfer employees from Bangladesh to the United States to help establish one, with additional requirements.

 To Qualify for L-1 (L1A/L1B) Visa/Requirement of L1 Visa

n   You can be transferred to U.S. Company and work legally for a U.S. Company as Managers/Executives (L1A) / Specialized Knowledge Skill (L1B), to continue employment with an office of same employer, its parent, branch, subsidiary, affiliate, joint venture partner that employs you outside of the U.S.
n    Must be qualifying relationship (control/ownership) between the Foreign/Bangladesh Company & US Company. Minimum 5-10 full time employees need to maintain in U.S. Company or if qualifying parent, subsidiary, affiliate, joint venture business partner relationship exist between the U.S. and Bangladesh Company then the beneficiary / Bangladeshi applicant needs to maintain 5-10 full time employees
n    Managers/Executives (L1A)– can lawfully remain in the US for 7 years.  Specialized Knowledge (L1B) Skill - can lawfully remain in the US for 5 years.
n      The Office in the US can be brand new
n     The Beneficiary must be employed with Foreign/Bangladesh Company for continuous period of at least 1year within the last 3 years.

Advantages of the L1A Visa:

n Parent, branch, subsidiary, affiliate, joint venture partner companies don’t have to be 
     involved in the same nature of business
n      No size limitation of company
n     Can be transferred from one US affiliate to another
n Spouse and children under 21, are permitted to accompany Beneficiary and to obtain 
     employment authorization
n Premium/Faster processing is available for L1A and L1B Visa, thus ensuring an 
     adjudication in 15 days of receipt of the application
n      Expeditious Visa process
n      You can apply for Green Card under Multinational Executive/Manager Category just after 
     one year through same Employer/ business qualifying relationship to skip major steps of 
     Green Card Process.

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