Home  William's Answers for Immigration and Visa Questions  |  Google+  Facebook  Twitter
L-1 Visa Application Procedure and Documents

Hi William:

I worked in U.S. previously on H-1B visa for 3 years. Now, an international company in U.S. wants to hire me as a system engineer for a job needed to travel around the world in different agencies. If it is possible, please provide me with L-1 visa application procedure, such as documents needed and the initial stage.


For L-1 visa application, the petitioning U.S. organization needs to show that it is a branch, subsidiary, or affiliate of an overseas company in which the person to be sponsored has been working during one of the past three years in an executive, managerial, or specialized knowledge position. The application required forms are form I-129 petition for a nonimmigrant worker, and form I-129L classification supplement to form I-129. 

The materials accompanying an L-1 visa application for an established company can include annual reports, proof of affiliation, stock share certificates, and a company letter describing the company, the position to be fulfilled, and the position that the beneficiary has or is presently fulfilling in the overseas organization. 

If the organization is sufficiently large, it can obtain a blanket L-1 petition approval from the USCIS service center, and only file further paperwork at the consulates for its employees rather than having each petition approved by the USCIS.

Questions & Answers for Green Card Application
EB1 Extraordinary Ability (EB-1A)
EB1 Outstanding Professor / Researcher (EB-1B)
EB1 Multinational Executive or Manager (EB-1C)
EB2 National Interest Waiver (NIW)
Form I-485 Adjustment of Status
PERM Labor Certification
Form I-140 Application after Labor Certification
Request For Evidence (RFE) for EB1, NIW, L1 Visa
Questions & Answers for Working Visa Application
J-1 Waiver of 2-Year Home Residence
H-1B Visa Application or Extension
O-1 Visa Application or Extension
L-1 Visa Application or Extension
P-1, P-2, P-3 Visa Application or Extension
William's Answers for Immigration Questions
Home Page

For All Your Immigration and Green Card Application Needs
EB-1A sample of reference letter graphic © Green Card Application Service, www.greencardapply.com