L-1 Visa

The L-1A visa program began in 1970. The easiest way to benefit from the L-1A visa program is to invest in a new business (or “start-up”), or purchase at least 51% of an existing business in the United States. The L-1A Visa is a Non-immigrant visa for managers / executives of international companies with operations in the U.S. and abroad. Once granted, you and your family can live in the U.S. for up to seven years (with extensions).


  • Over the past three years, have worked as an executive or manager at a foreign company for at least one year
  • Set up a U.S. business that has a “qualifying” relationship with a foreign company
  • U.S. business has physical presence
  • Job position with the U.S. business is for an executive or manager
  • U.S. business can show that the successful business will support the position of the executive or manager within one year of the approval of the L-1A petition
  • You may qualify apply for an immigrant visa after securing an L-1A visa.
  • No Visa Quota: There is currently no limit on the number of L-1A visas that can be issued
  • Visa for Spouse and Children: Your spouse and your children can also live, work and study in the U.S. through family dependent L-2 visa
  • Quickly move to the U.S.: L-1A and L-2 visas can be obtained in as little as 2 months allowing you and your family to quickly relocate to the U.S.
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