Requirements For US L1 Visa

The L1 visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows multinational companies to transfer their employees to the United States.

Here are the requirements for obtaining an L1 visa

Qualifying relationship

The U.S. employer and the foreign company must have a qualifying relationship, which means that they must be a parent company, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate of each other.


The applicant must have been employed by the foreign company for at least one year within the past three years in a managerial, executive, or specialized knowledge capacity.

Job offer

The applicant must have a job offer from the U.S. company to work in a managerial, executive, or specialized knowledge capacity.

Intent to return

The applicant must have the intention to return to their home country when their L1 visa expires.

Labor condition application

The U.S. employer must file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.


The U.S. employer must file a Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, on behalf of the applicant. 

Visa interview

The applicant must attend a visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in their home country.

In addition to these requirements, the applicant must meet all other eligibility requirements for a nonimmigrant visa

such as having a valid passport, meeting health requirements, and not having a criminal record.

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