L-1 Visa

San Francisco L-1 Visa Attorney

Honest & Professional Legal Counsel Serving California

L-1 visas are granted to temporary workers who hold a management position in their company or have specialized knowledge. As an employment-based visa, applicants must have their employer petition on their behalf. The Law Office of Zhang provides skilled legal services to individuals seeking to apply for an L-1 visa.


Call us today at (415) 761-2732 to learn how our San Francisco attorney can assist you. We also speak Mandarin and serve Spanish speaking clients upon request.


Applying for an L-1 Visa

As stated above, your employer must petition for you. This requires them to complete a Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (Form I-129). They then must submit evidence supporting your claim and pay all filing fees. Once your documentation is collected and all files are completed, you must file the petition at the location that is listed on the form. To make sure that all forms are filled out correctly, consult with our experienced attorney in San Francisco.

There are four types of L-1 visas, including:

  • L-1A Manager or Executive: For individuals who are current executives at their company, an L-1A visa allows them to work in the United States for three years, with extensions in two-year increments available. L-1A visa holders can stay in the country for a maximum of seven years.
  • L-1A New Office: When a company is looking to establish an office in the US, individuals can petition for an L-1A visa. This allows them to live in the country for one year, with extensions in two-year increments available (not to surpass seven years).
  • L-1B Specialized Knowledge: For individuals with specialized knowledge about their company or products, this type of visa allows them to live in the United States for an initial three years with the possibility of a two-year extension.
  • L-1 Blanket: This type of visa is often used by large multinational organizations who frequently require employment-based visas.

Give us a call today at (415) 761-2732 to learn more about our L-1 visa lawyer in San Francisco.

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