How long are L1A visa good for?
The L-1A is initially valid for up to three years if the US firm has been in operation for at least one year. The L-1A can then be renewed in two-year increments upto a maximum of seven years.
Does L-1 extension require stamping?
You will need to apply for a visa stamp at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad before your L-1 status can be ‘activated”.
What is an L-1A?
The L-1A nonimmigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States.
What is L-1 extension?
The L-1 visa is a nonimmigrant work visa that allows international companies to relocate certain workers from offices outside the U.S. to an office, affiliate, subsidiary or branch inside the U.S. It also allows for those employees to start new branches for their employers.
Can L-1 be extended beyond 5 years?
To extend beyond the standard 5 and 7-year L1 visa duration, you may wish to recapture time spend outside of the US or, alternatively, you may petition for a change of status or adjustment of status.
Who are eligible for L1A?
To qualify for an L1A visa, you must be employed as either a senior manager or an executive and have worked for the non-US subsidiary, parent, affiliate or branch office of the US company for at least 12 months out of the three years immediately preceding the application.
How long does it take for L1A extension?
Generally, the average L1 visa application time can be between six months to a year, depending on the consulate or embassy the application is filed at and the quality and circumstances of the application. This is usually no difference in the processing times between the L1A and L1B classifications.
Can L1A visa be extended beyond 7 years?
You cannot extend L1A status beyond the 7-year maximum with approved i140. If you do not get your Green card before your 7th year ends, you can either file for L1A extension using recapturing technique – use all your vacation days spent outside USA to push your 7th year end date further.