L-1B (Specialized Knowledge)

The L-1B nonimmigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer a professional employee with specialized knowledge relating to the organization’s interests from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States.

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

The L-1B allows U.S. employers to transfer an employee from a foreign branch, subsidiary, affiliate, or parent office to their U.S. company.  Commonly known as an L-1B Intracompany transfer, this visa classification allows employees who have specialized knowledge and have worked for their foreign company for at least one year, to transfer to the U.S. to work for the U.S. employer. 

Specialized knowledge means either special knowledge possessed by an individual of the petitioning organization’s product, service, research, equipment, techniques, management, or other interests and its application in international markets, or an advanced level of knowledge or expertise in the organization’s processes and procedures. 

To avoid delays in your start date in the U.S., we recommend applying for this type of nonimmigrant visa early, as application processing times with the government vary from three to seven months.

You and your employee may be eligible if you can demonstrate: 

  1. Your company has a qualifying relationship with a foreign company (parent company, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate); and
  2. Currently be, or will be, doing business as an employer in the United States and in at least one other country directly or through a qualifying organization for the duration of the beneficiary’s stay in the United States as an L-1.  While the business must be viable, there is no requirement that it be engaged in international trade. 

In addition, the employee must also:

  1. Generally have been working for your company abroad for one continuous year within the last three years; and
  2. Be seeking to enter the United States to provide services in a specialized knowledge capacity to your US company.

Specialized knowledge means either special knowledge possessed by an individual of the petitioning organization’s product, service, research, equipment, techniques, management, or other interests and its application in international markets, or an advanced level of knowledge or expertise in the organization’s processes and procedures. 


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$4,000
+ 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
  • Canadian Incorporation
  • 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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