L-1 New Office

L-1A visa classification applies to intracompany transferees who, within the three preceding years, have been employed abroad continuously for at least one year, and who will be employed by a branch, parent, affiliate, or subsidiary of that same employer in the U.S. in a managerial or executive capacity.   This also includes individuals who are coming to the U.S. to open or be employed in a new office in the United States.

Are you a foreign employer looking to send your employee to the U.S.?

L-1A visa classification applies to intracompany transferees who, within the three preceding years, have been employed abroad continuously for at least one year, and who will be employed by a branch, parent, affiliate, or subsidiary of that same employer in the U.S. in a managerial or executive capacity.   This also includes individuals who are coming to the U.S. to open or be employed in a new office in the United States.

Executives or Managers coming to open a new office in the U.S. must be able to show that the new office in the U.S. will support an Executive or Manager within one year of the approval of the petition. 

While the L-1 classification is generally granted for 3 years at a time, the L-1A New Office approval is for 1 year, with a maximum duration of 7 years for any extension requests.

Dependent family members, including spouses and any children under 21 may accompany the L-1A visa holder to the U.S. in L2 status.  The L2 spouse is permitted to work in the U.S.

We recommend beginning the L-1A New Office petition quickly, as government processing times and visa appointment wait times can be unpredictable.

For New Office petitions, the applicant must show:

  • The foreign national will be working as an executive or manager
  • Ownership of a physical location office space
  • The employee has been employed as an executive or manager for one continuous year within the last three years before filing the petition; and
  • The new office will support an executive or managerial position within one year of the approval of the petition
  • L-1A visas may be issued when an employer files a petition to obtain authorization for qualified employees to be allowed to work and live in the United States to support the newly created US operations.
  • The L-1A visa is for intracompany transferees who work in managerial or executive positions in a company that is located outside the United States who will be coming to the US in an executive or managerial position.

    Our Services:

    We provide an easy to use platform to gather the necessary information for your specific situation, combined with Immigration expert guidance, preparation and review of your application.

    Our team will review your eligibility submission and provide you with confirmation of your ideal immigration program prior to payment of any fees. Once you decide to proceed, our platform guides you through a series of questions and helps you gather all the necessary documents. Our immigration experts will then prepare your case and complete the necessary forms, while reviewing the application to ensure it presents the best possible case. As the applicant, you will file the final application yourself.

    Your dedicated case manager will provide end-to-end review and communication throughout the life of the application, including assisting with responses to any USCIS requests, to maximize your chances of success.  The SuperVisas platform tracks key dates and expirations  to ensure deadlines and renewal dates are not missed.

    Additional Services:

    We also offer our clients supplemental visa and application services which may be required by the U.S. Government as part of an application filing, or which may improve an application’s success rate.  

    For example, if you are not comfortable handling the communications with the government and filing your own application, then we can help you use an immigration lawyer to represent you as an Additional Service with additional fees. We have a network of qualified  U.S. attorneys and legal experts if you want the added peace of mind in knowing that your application is being represented by a licensed immigration attorney before the U.S. Government.

    SuperVisas provides the following Additional Service for this visa: 
    • Attorney Representation - In addition to our preparation of your application, you will be represented by a licensed immigration lawyer throughout the entire application process. If you chose this Additional Service, your case will be submitted by a licensed immigration attorney who will also respond to any additional requests from USCIS on your behalf. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that an attorney is handling all communications with USCIS.
    • Business Plans - A Business Plan is a document that outlines how an applicant's business or past successes will succeed in the U.S. by focusing on applicant investments, intentions, and their prior work experiences.

Pricing
US$3,999
+ Government Fees
  • Quick and easy online application
  • Lower cost than traditional lawyers
  • Peace of mind of expert review
  • $1 million in application insurance
  • Secure document storage

How It Works

  • 1
    Create An Account

    Create an account and either check your eligibility, or pick an application to start. We start by asking questions specific to the visa to ensure your eligibility. This can be quick and simple, such as for visitor visas, or may require entering multiple questionnaires. If you have any questions, there are no fees to contact our immigration experts by email, WeChat, WhatsApp or by booking a call.

  • 2
    Confirmation Before Payment

    Our immigration consultants will check your answers and double-check your profile to confirm you meet the minimum requirements of a program. Only if you are eligible will we move you to the payment stage. At this time you must pay the SuperVisas fee. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted. Government fees are paid later when the completed application is submitted and once we can correctly calculate the various government fees due. It can be complicated, but we guide you through the process.

  • 3
    Complete Your Application Online

    Now, you can finish your application. There will be some "tasks", or many, for you to complete depending on your visa, such as entering your education achievements, employment history and/or dependent information. This can take time and will require answering more questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your specific situation - preventing errors and omissions - while at the same time saving you money. Our immigration experts prepare your application so that your case is best presented to the visa officers. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with a complete and accurate application.

  • 4
    Approval and Renewals

    We will notify you when your visa is approved! We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and will provide you alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing visas or taking the next step down the immigration pathway toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place. We also understand that moving to a new country can be difficult and hard to navigate. If needed, we will provide guides and referrals to our affiliate partners to help.

98%
Success Rate
Experienced Experts
Our U.S. and Canadian immigration experts have on average 8+ years of experience in the industry. We are regulated by the CICC in Canada.
Step-by-Step Guidance
Our easy-to-use platform guides you on what questions must be answered and which documents must be uploaded.
Timely Response
We know quick turnaround time is important. You can choose your communication preference - chat, email, WeChat, WhatsApp and/or book a call.
Required Documents

You’ll need the following documents if you decide to apply to this visa.

  • Abroad Company Corporate Tax Returns
  • Abroad Company Lease Agreement
  • Abroad Company Organization Chart
  • All tax returns from the past two tax years
  • Articles of incorporation for all entities
  • Articles of incorporation for your current company abroad.
  • Current I-94
  • Destination Company Corporate Tax Returns
  • Destination Company Lease Agreement
  • Destination Company Organization Chart
  • Duties Percentage Chart
  • Employment Agreement
  • Employment Agreement of Managed Employees
  • Employment Verification Letters
  • Passport
  • Pay Statements of Managed Employees
  • Pay stubs for the past 12 months
  • Prior I-797A approval notice
  • Recent promotional or marketing materials
  • Resume
  • Resumes of your employees

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