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How to obtain an L1AHow to obtain an L1A
visa?visa?
By Lawyer Shah PeerallyBy Lawyer Shah Peerally
Shah Peerally Law Group...
Who should use L1A visasWho should use L1A visas
 You should use an L1A if you own aYou should use an L1A if you own a
fo...
Using the L1A as an investor visa.Using the L1A as an investor visa.
 While the primary goal of an L1A visa is toWhile th...
Requirements to Qualify for an L1ARequirements to Qualify for an L1A
visa.visa.
 Your employee or you have worked in the ...
Proving the transferee have beenProving the transferee have been
employed by the foreign company.employed by the foreign c...
Proving you were employed in aProving you were employed in a
managerial or executive capacity.managerial or executive capa...
Proving your company has a QualifyProving your company has a Qualify
relationship with the US entity.relationship with the...
Why you should try the L1A visa.Why you should try the L1A visa.
The L1A is not liberally granted by USCIS. While there ar...
DisclaimerDisclaimer
 Information provided above is for educational purposes only. One shouldInformation provided above i...
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How to obtain a l1 a visa and Why should you get such a visa

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How to obtain a l1 a visa and Why should you get such a visa

  1. 1. How to obtain an L1AHow to obtain an L1A visa?visa? By Lawyer Shah PeerallyBy Lawyer Shah Peerally Shah Peerally Law Group PCShah Peerally Law Group PC www.PeerallyLaw.comwww.PeerallyLaw.com Phone (510) 742 5887Phone (510) 742 5887
  2. 2. Who should use L1A visasWho should use L1A visas  You should use an L1A if you own aYou should use an L1A if you own a foreign company wants to transfer aforeign company wants to transfer a manager or an executive to themanager or an executive to the United States to establish a newUnited States to establish a new branch or subsidiary of yourbranch or subsidiary of your company. Note that under an L1Acompany. Note that under an L1A you can actually transfer the owneryou can actually transfer the owner of the company to United States. Asof the company to United States. As such you can use it to invest in thesuch you can use it to invest in the United States.United States.
  3. 3. Using the L1A as an investor visa.Using the L1A as an investor visa.  While the primary goal of an L1A visa is toWhile the primary goal of an L1A visa is to transfer mangers and executives, it is alsotransfer mangers and executives, it is also a medium to invest in the United States.a medium to invest in the United States.  For example, Mr. Raj owns a company inFor example, Mr. Raj owns a company in India and wants a branch in the UnitedIndia and wants a branch in the United States. Mr. Raj can actually open theStates. Mr. Raj can actually open the company and move to the United Statescompany and move to the United States on the L1A visa. Of course Mr. Raj has toon the L1A visa. Of course Mr. Raj has to qualify for the L1A visa.qualify for the L1A visa.
  4. 4. Requirements to Qualify for an L1ARequirements to Qualify for an L1A visa.visa.  Your employee or you have worked in the foreignYour employee or you have worked in the foreign branch for 1 year within the past three years.branch for 1 year within the past three years.  Was employed in a managerial or executiveWas employed in a managerial or executive capacity and will be employed in a managerial orcapacity and will be employed in a managerial or executive capacity.executive capacity.  Your company has a relationship eitherYour company has a relationship either subsidiary, affiliate or branch in the United Statessubsidiary, affiliate or branch in the United States or to be set up in the United States.or to be set up in the United States.  The entity will still survive if you or the employeeThe entity will still survive if you or the employee is transferred to the United States.is transferred to the United States.
  5. 5. Proving the transferee have beenProving the transferee have been employed by the foreign company.employed by the foreign company.  Some of the evidence you maySome of the evidence you may submit to document your overseassubmit to document your overseas employment for 1 out of the last 3employment for 1 out of the last 3 years includes:years includes:  Pay stubsPay stubs  Payroll recordsPayroll records  Tax returns that show employmentTax returns that show employment  Evidence of work productEvidence of work product
  6. 6. Proving you were employed in aProving you were employed in a managerial or executive capacity.managerial or executive capacity. Evidence can include:Evidence can include:  Organization charts showing your positionOrganization charts showing your position  Patents or other evidence of the company’sPatents or other evidence of the company’s technology, products or services that are basedtechnology, products or services that are based on your workon your work  Performance reviewsPerformance reviews  Loans/financing on behalf of the companyLoans/financing on behalf of the company  Organizational job descriptions for your positionOrganizational job descriptions for your position and those positions that reported above and/orand those positions that reported above and/or below you, if applicablebelow you, if applicable  Resume describing your job accomplishmentsResume describing your job accomplishments
  7. 7. Proving your company has a QualifyProving your company has a Qualify relationship with the US entity.relationship with the US entity. Examples of evidence to prove the qualifying relationship are:Examples of evidence to prove the qualifying relationship are:  Articles of incorporation showing common ownership of theArticles of incorporation showing common ownership of the U.S. and foreign entitiesU.S. and foreign entities  Business licenses or other documents showing commonBusiness licenses or other documents showing common ownership of the U.S. entityownership of the U.S. entity  Annual reports describing the corporate structureAnnual reports describing the corporate structure  Contracts or other documents detailing the affiliateContracts or other documents detailing the affiliate relationshiprelationship  Corporate filings in the United States or abroad describingCorporate filings in the United States or abroad describing the corporate relationshipthe corporate relationship  Any other evidence demonstrating ownership and controlAny other evidence demonstrating ownership and control over the U.S. and foreign entities (i.e., stock purchaseover the U.S. and foreign entities (i.e., stock purchase agreements, voting rights agreements, capitalization table,agreements, voting rights agreements, capitalization table, term sheet)term sheet)
  8. 8. Why you should try the L1A visa.Why you should try the L1A visa. The L1A is not liberally granted by USCIS. While there are manyThe L1A is not liberally granted by USCIS. While there are many difficulties in achieving the visa, obtaining an L1A visa can be mostdifficulties in achieving the visa, obtaining an L1A visa can be most gratifying. The reasons it is difficult to obtain is that its advantages is fargratifying. The reasons it is difficult to obtain is that its advantages is far reaching:reaching: 1.1. The L1A does not require special knowledge or an advanced degreeThe L1A does not require special knowledge or an advanced degree 2.2. It allows multinational companies to do business and even invest in theIt allows multinational companies to do business and even invest in the United States.United States. 3.3. The employees or even the owner can actually obtain a permanentThe employees or even the owner can actually obtain a permanent residence (green card) through the EB1c. The waiting time on EB1c toresidence (green card) through the EB1c. The waiting time on EB1c to obtain a permanent residence just like every EB1 is less than any otherobtain a permanent residence just like every EB1 is less than any other categories including EB2 and EB3 especially for foreign nationals born incategories including EB2 and EB3 especially for foreign nationals born in India and China.India and China. Because the L1A visa is one of the most interesting and advantageousBecause the L1A visa is one of the most interesting and advantageous visas, we recommend having a lawyer reviewing and handling the casevisas, we recommend having a lawyer reviewing and handling the case for you. Our law firm has successfully handled many L1A and EB1 c casesfor you. Our law firm has successfully handled many L1A and EB1 c cases and we will be more than glad to assist.and we will be more than glad to assist. Contact us at 510 7425887 or visitContact us at 510 7425887 or visit www.peerallylaw.comwww.peerallylaw.com for morefor more information.information.
  9. 9. DisclaimerDisclaimer  Information provided above is for educational purposes only. One shouldInformation provided above is for educational purposes only. One should not act or refrain to act solely based on the information provided. Younot act or refrain to act solely based on the information provided. You should consult an attorney to assess your case before proceeding.should consult an attorney to assess your case before proceeding.  Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicingShah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration lawimmigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legaland debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV.analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapersArticles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritiussuch as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent internationalLe Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancynewspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM andPelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques.frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all overHis law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship andthe United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and CustomImmigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under theEnforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerlyDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).  For updates follow us on Radio, Facebook, Twitter ,LinkedIn and YoutubeFor updates follow us on Radio, Facebook, Twitter ,LinkedIn and Youtube  Listen to the Shah Peerally Law Live Show every Monday from 12pm toListen to the Shah Peerally Law Live Show every Monday from 12pm to 1pm and Friday 12pm to 1am - KLOK 1170AM1pm and Friday 12pm to 1am - KLOK 1170AM
  10. 10. DisclaimerDisclaimer  Information provided above is for educational purposes only. One shouldInformation provided above is for educational purposes only. One should not act or refrain to act solely based on the information provided. Younot act or refrain to act solely based on the information provided. You should consult an attorney to assess your case before proceeding.should consult an attorney to assess your case before proceeding.  Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicingShah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration lawimmigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legaland debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV.analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapersArticles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritiussuch as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent internationalLe Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancynewspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM andPelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques.frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all overHis law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship andthe United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and CustomImmigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under theEnforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerlyDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).  For updates follow us on Radio, Facebook, Twitter ,LinkedIn and YoutubeFor updates follow us on Radio, Facebook, Twitter ,LinkedIn and Youtube  Listen to the Shah Peerally Law Live Show every Monday from 12pm toListen to the Shah Peerally Law Live Show every Monday from 12pm to 1pm and Friday 12pm to 1am - KLOK 1170AM1pm and Friday 12pm to 1am - KLOK 1170AM

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