L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager

This nonimmigrant classification enables:

  • A U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States; or
  • A foreign company, which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send an executive or manager to, the United States with the purpose of establishing one.


  • If the foreign national is an executive or manager;
  • If the foreign national has worked abroad for an affiliate, parent subsidiary or branch of foreign employer;
  • If foreign national has worked with foreign employer for at least one year within the 3 years before filing L-1 petition;and
  • The foreign employer must seek to transfer an employee to the United States to work as either a manager or executive.

This visa gives and initial period of stay in the U.S. for up to 3 years (One year for new office petitions). Extensions are possible in up to 2-year increments. Maximum period of stay is generally 7 years for managers and executives.


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