The most important factor for success for an L-1 “new office” visa is a solid plan for how the business will expand into the United States. New office applicants must demonstrate not only that there will be physical office space in the U.S., but also that within one year that new office will be “supporting” the transferred employees. The attorneys at ilexlaw pllc work with foreign companies and U.S. business advisors to craft the right plan to demonstrate that the new office can meet and exceed all of the requirements laid out by USCIS.
An Another important factor for businesses to consider is which employees are appropriate to send to the U.S. under the L-1 new office. The employees must be managers, executives, or, in limited instances, have very specialized knowledge essential to the success of the expansion. The prospective transfer employee must also have been an employee of the company overseas for at least one year prior to the L-1 transfer.