Q & A - L-1 Business Visa
Q: Dear Immigration Counselors,
My brother in India runs a successful company for software engineering. He employs over 12 workers. He wants to start operations in the U.S. What is the best way to do this? --C.S.
A: Dear C.S., Your brother should explore the possibility the L-1 Visa. L-1 visa is one of the most common non-immigrant work-related visas. It is available for foreign national executives, managers and other persons with specialized knowledge, who have been working for a non-U.S. company and the employer seeks to transfer to a U.S. company. The U.S. company must be the parent company, subsidiary, branch, affiliate or joint venture partners of the foreign company but does not have to engage in the same line of business as the foreign company. Your brother will need to establish such an entity in the U.S. Feel free to review the main requirements of the L-1 here.
As the L-1 has many complexities and technicalities, it is important to consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
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