Jan 12, 2023
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L1 Visa Approvals - Case Analysis - Jan 2023

Success Stories - L1 Visa

Approval 1

Client’s Background

Age: 36

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management

Work experience:

The applicant is a licensed Immigration Consultant in Canada. In addition, the applicant had nearly ten years of corporate oversight and leadership experience. The applicant began his career with the parent company in Canada in June 2019 as a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In his role as Co-Founder and CEO, he was responsible for managing a wide range of advisors and lenders, working with diverse groups of development partners, and managing the overall resources and operations of the company, making major corporate decisions, and acting as the main point of contact between the board of directors, employees, and the public.

The Canadian company attained much success in Canada and opted to expand its operations to the U.S. in 2021 by opening a U.S. subsidiary office where the Co-Founder and CEO would oversee all start-up and business operations in the U.S. The applicant was the ideal candidate for this role as he was well-versed in managing the company's overall resource allocation and operation, having been a contributing member of the founding group. His expertise would ensure that the U.S. subsidiary was successful in its new home.

Language: English; Mandarin

Nationality: Canada

Business info

Business Type: SaaS Software

Years of Operation: 2019-2022

Foreign company Business Profit: $40k profit in 2020

Foreign company Business Annual Revenue: $140k

U.S. Sponsor company: new with no revenue or employee, with $1.5 million in proposed investment and fundraising efforts for the business expansion.

Case Analysis

Applicant position: Chief Executive Officer

Type of visa petition: L-1A Intracompany Transfer for New Office

Creation Date: January 2, 2022

Submission Type: Port of Entry Canada

Submitted time: January 18, 2022

Approved time: February 10, 2022

Government Processing time: 1 month

Application Highlights:

The Applicant applied for a New Office petition which was approved without the need for a formalized Business Plan. We were able to significantly reduce the cost of the petition to the client by also applying directly at the port of entry.

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Approval 2

Client’s Background

Age: 26

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering

Notable Accomplishments: Awarded the Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Award for Capstone Design from the University of Waterloo

Work experience:

The applicant had over six years of advanced development of software engineering and managerial experience at the time his application was filed. The applicant began his career with the parent company in Canada in June 2020 as a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his role as Co-Founder and CTO, he was responsible for managing a wide range of advisors and lenders, working with diverse groups of development partners in defining the Technological Direction of the company. He was also vital in the planning and implementing system infrastructure to ensure reliability, functionality, and efficiency, communicating technology strategy with partners and investors, defining and measuring product roadmap and KPIs, as well as hiring and management of the company’s Software Engineers and UI/UX Designers. Prior experience included Program Manager and Technical Product Owner at Microsoft and ADP, respectively.

The Canadian company attained much success in Canada and opted to expand its operations to the U.S. in 2021 by opening a U.S. subsidiary office where the Co-Founder and CTO would oversee all start-up and technology functions of the new company. The Applicant was the right intracompany transfer for this role as he possessed superior technology-related staff management, design Asset Development and Asset Management, and the development and implementation which he would impart on the company’s operations in the U.S.

Language: English

Nationality: Canada

Business info

Business Type: SaaS Software

Years of Operation: 2019-2023

Foreign company Business Profit: $40k profit in 2020

Foreign company Business Annual Revenue: $140k

U.S. Sponsor company: new with no revenue or employee, with $1.5 million in proposed investment and fundraising efforts for the business expansion.

Case Analysis

Applicant position: Chief Technology Officer

Type of visa petition: L-1A Intracompany Transfer for New Office

Creation Date: January 2, 2022

Submission Type: Port of Entry Canada

Submitted time: January 18, 2022

Approved time: February 10, 2022

Government Processing time: 1 month

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Approval 3

Client’s Background

Age: 29

Education: Bachelor of Science degree

Work experience:

The applicant is a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant and had over six years of advanced immigration, Operations, and managerial experience at the time his application was filed. The applicant began his career with the parent company in Canada in June 2019 as a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his role as Co-Founder and COO, he was responsible for managing a wide range of company operations and processes on a daily basis, while working with diverse groups of operational and financial partners in defining the overall financial and corporate direction of the company. He was also vital in the planning and implementation and rollout of plans for operational processes, internal infrastructures, reporting systems, and company policies all designed to foster growth, profitability and efficiencies within the company. The Applicant was a critical component of the successful partnership and investment of their venture-backed company.

The Canadian company attained much success in Canada and opted to expand its operations to the U.S. in 2021 by opening a U.S. subsidiary office where the Co-Founder and COO would oversee all start-up marketing, sales, and operations of the new company. The Applicant was the right intracompany transfer for this role as he possessed superior operations of the company and the work of the sales, marketing, and operations which he would impart on the company’s operations in the U.S.

Language: English; Mandarin

Nationality: Canada

Business info

Business Type: SaaS Software

Years of Operation: 2019-2023

Foreign company Business Profit: $40k profit in 2020

Foreign company Business Annual Revenue: $140k

U.S. Sponsor company: new with no revenue or employee, with $1.5 million in proposed investment and fundraising efforts for the business expansion.

Case Analysis

Applicant position: Chief Operation Officer

Type of visa petition: L-1A Intracompany Transfer for New Office

Creation Date: March 9, 2022

Submission Type: USCIS Texas Service Center

Submitted time: May 16, 2022

Approved time: August 3, 2022

Government Processing time: 2.5 months. The petition was premium processed.

Application Highlights:

The Applicant changed their status from within the U.S. from a B-1 to L-1A. The applicant’s case was issued a Request for Additional Evidence by USCIS. Our company addressed each concern by USCIS, and the case was ultimately approved.

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