USA l-1 Program

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What is an L-1A Visa

If you want tO have a US office for your company

The L-1A dual immigrant visa enables a U.S. employer to transfer an owner, executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States. Dual Intent means that you come as a non-immigrant and then can apply for immigration if you are successful as an executive in the USA.

If you have do not have US Office for your company

If a foreign company does not yet have a U.S. office you can send an owner, executive or manager to the United States with the purpose of opening a new office. The Employer must be a branch office of the foreign company.

The Employee must:

Generally have been working for a qualifying organization abroad for one continuous year within the three years immediately preceding his or her admission to the United States; and be seeking to enter the United States to provide service in an executive or managerial capacity for a branch of the same employer. Executive capacity generally refers to the employee’s ability to make decisions of wide latitude without much oversight.

Establishing a New Office

For foreign employers seeking to send an employee to the United States as an executive or manager to establish a new office, the employer must also show that:

The employer has secured sufficient physical premises to house the new office;

The employee has been employed as an executive or manager for one continuous year in the three years preceding the filing of the petition; and the intended U.S. office will support an executive or managerial position within one year of the approval of the petition. We recommend creating at least 5-7 US based jobs.

Period of Stay

Qualified employees entering the United States to establish a new office will be allowed a maximum initial stay of one year. This can be renewed for a total of 7 years. All other qualified employees will be allowed a maximum initial stay of three years. This can be renewed for a total of 7 years.

Family of L-1 Workers

The transferring employee may be accompanied or followed by his or her spouse and unmarried children who are under 21 years of age. Spouses of L-1 workers may apply for work authorization. If approved, there is no specific restriction as to where the L-2 spouse may work.

Eligibility for Legal Permanent Residence (Green Card)

If you are able to sustain and maintain consistent profits and employment levels of 5-8 employees you can apply for Legal Permanent Residence (Green Card) after your first year.

STEPS :

  • Establish a US Office owned at least 51% by the foreign entity. (We can help)
  • Lease an Office. (We can help)
  • Draft a Business Plan of what business you will be conducting in the United States. The business can be very different from your native country as long as the ownership is same. (We can help)
  • Transfer at least $25,000 as working capital for the new enterprise.
  • Apply for L1A. If you pay an extra $1460 to the US government you get a decision in 15 days or less. (We can help)
  • You can go to the embassy to get your visa or if already in the United States do a change of status.

ONCE YOU HIRE OUR CONSULTING FIRM, WE CAN ESTABLISH THE US CORPORATION TO OBTAIN THESE DOCUMENTS

FROM THE U.S. CORPORATION

  1. Letter in Support of the visa petition Proof of Corporate Name and Good Standing
  2. Incorporation Documents: Certificate of Formation; Printout from the website of the Texas Secretary of State with details of the company registration
  3. Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) Proof of Ownership of US CORPORATION by FOREIGN CORPORATION
  4. Stock Certificates
  5. Ledger: Record of Certificates Issued and Transferred
  6. Wire transfer for funds Bank Accounts
  7. Letter from Bank Official confirming account has been opened for the company
  8. Bank Statement
  9. Proof of U.S. Location, Operation, and Employment:
  10. Commercial Premises, Lease Agreement
  11. Payment for deposit and first month’s rent
  12. Letter from Landlord confirming arrangement for additional space has been made to allow for future growth
  13. Photographs of the commercial leased property
  14. Employees Organizational Chart
  15. Beneficiary’s Job Description
  16. Job Description of the employees that will be hired and directly supervised by the Beneficiary Other Evidence of Business Activity
  17. Business Plan
  18. Commercial License Proof of Ownership
  19. Certificate of Good Standing, identifying the ownership structure of the company
  20. The Articles of Association above, which identifies the percentages of ownership
  21. Financial Statements and Bank Accounts
  22. Audited Annual Financial Statements for the last three years
  23. Bank Statements
  24. Proof of Employees and Payroll
  25. Organizational Chart with Job Descriptions of the Beneficiary and the employees directly supervised by the Beneficiary
  26. Employment Agreements
  27. Employees’ Resumes
  28. Payroll Report
  29. Employee Pay Stubs
  30. Proof of Foreign Location, Operation and Employment
  31. Commercial Premises, Lease Agreement for office, Photos of the office in FOREIGN COUNTRY

THIS IS THE INFORMATION THAT IS NEEDED FROM YOUR COMPANY THAT IS BASED OUTSIDE OF THE USA

FROM THE U.S. CORPORATION

Proof of Corporate Name and Good Standing

Company's incorporation documents:
  1. Letter in Support of the visa petition Proof of Corporate Name and Good Standing
  2. Incorporation Documents: Certificate of Formation; Printout from the website of the Texas Secretary of State with details of the company registration
  3. Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) Proof of Ownership of US CORPORATION by FOREIGN CORPORATION
  4. Stock Certificates
  5. Ledger: Record of Certificates Issued and Transferred
  6. Wire transfer for funds Bank Accounts
  7. Letter from Bank Official confirming account has been opened for the company
  8. Bank Statement
  9. Proof of U.S. Location, Operation, and Employment:
  10. Commercial Premises, Lease Agreement
  11. Payment for deposit and first month’s rent
  12. Letter from Landlord confirming arrangement for additional space has been made to allow for future growth
  13. Photographs of the commercial leased property
  14. Employees Organizational Chart
  15. Beneficiary’s Job Description
  16. Job Description of the employees that will be hired and directly supervised by the Beneficiary Other Evidence of Business Activity
  17. Business Plan
Memberships, Registrations and Certifications:
  1. Chamber of Commerce, Registration Certificate
  2. Registrations with various procurement websites, including U.S. government agencies Invoices and Other Evidence of Healthy Business Activity (Various documents to evidence business activity)
  3. Monthly Expense Report
  4. Accounts Payable, recent sample
  5. Accounts Receivable Report, recent sample
  6. Summary of Past Performance showing Clients, Contract Numbers, Number of Contracts, Contract Values, and Service Description
  7. Purchase Orders
  8. Invoices
  9. Utilities Bills including Telephone/Cell Phone bills
  10. Marketing and Promotional Materials
  11. Company Presentation Flyers, Brochures
  12. Website Printouts

THIS IS INFORMATION ABOUT YOU FROM THE BENEFICIARY

Personal Documents
  1. Passport identification and U.S. visa pages (if in the United States)
  2. Police Clearance Report 
Beneficiary's Credentials:
  1. Resume
  2. Copy of Degrees
Beneficiary’s Authority
  1. Memorandum of Understanding addressing the opening of a subsidiary in the United States and assigning the beneficiary to open and direct the new U.S. subsidiary.
  2. Board of Directors resolution assigning the beneficiary as the Managing Director of the new U.S. Subsidiary 

Evidence of the Beneficiary’s employment with the foreign affiliate company prior to his transfer to the U.S.affiliate company and that his position at the foreign company is an executive one

  1. Business Card, identifying the Beneficiary as the <JOB> of the foreign parent company.
  2. Pay slips from Last one year. 

PLAN OF ACTION

  1. Suggested investment of $25,000 minimum.
  2. 51% of the US corporation of owned by the foreign company.
  3. Have a physical location in the office.
  4. After 1 year of your business presence in the US, you are eligible to apply for a GREEN CARD under EB1C category. 

The L1A a will be valid for 1 year and will renew for two years for upto 7. The whole family (husband, wife and children under 21) get the L1A and L2 visa. Spouse gets a work permit and can freely work anywhere in the US. 

Business Setup and Consulting Fees: Contact Us  (We are not a law firm)

OTHER EXPENSE

Typical Filing Fees: $960

Typical Premium Processing Fee: $1,460 (If you want your application processed within 15 days)

Corporation Fee: $308

Business Plan fee: $750

Postage: $150 

For Family

Typical Change of Status Fee: $370

Typical Work Permit for Spouse: $495