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L-1 Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between L-1A visa and L-1B visa?

The L-1A visa is for managers and executives. On L-1A visa you may apply for a
Green Card without going through the process of Labor Certification.

The L-1B visa is for key employees (accountants, computer programmers, etc). You must have specialized knowledge of the company's products or procedures.


What is the processing time for L-1 visa?

After signing all documents it could take two to four months to process a normal L-1 and one to three weeks to process an L-1 covered by an L-1 Blanket approval.

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What privileges do I enjoy on L-1 visa?

Yes, you may apply for L-1 visa extension using Form I-129, and L Supplement. Extensions of two years at a time may be allowed until you have been in the U.S. for a total of seven years if you are a manager or executive, or for a total of five years if you are a Specialized knowledge employee.


Is it possible to speed up the process of procuring an L-1 visa?

Yes, the USCIS has instituted a program called Premium Processing. If the USCIS is paid an extra $1,000 on a separate check, the USCIS guarantees it will adjudicate the petition in 15 days or notify you if more evidence is needed.


Who can qualify as L-1 Executive?

Any person who has worked for a corporation or company for at least one year as Manager or Executive in the preceding three years may qualify as L-1 Executive.

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