New Company (L-1)
The new office L-1 petition process enables a foreign employer to transfer one of its foreign executive or managerial employees to an executive or managerial position at a U.S. parent, branch, affiliate or subsidiary within the first year of the U.S. entity’s start of business. If awarded, the new office L-1A status allows the transferred employee to remain in the United States for an initial period of one year. After the first year, the employee may renew his/her L-1A status for three two-year periods. In practice, this allows a maximum stay in the United States of seven years in L-1A status (one year initial status plus three two-year status renewals).
Once in the United States, the employee in L-1A status may work in the United States only for the petitioning company. The principal employee's spouse is awarded an employment authorization document and is not limited as to employers.
How does an investor qualify his/her company for a new office L-1 petition?
How does an employee qualify for L-1 status pursuant to a new office petition?
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