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Global Transit Immigration Consulting Services for Canadian workers, business owners, entrepreneurs and multinational corporations moving or expanding their operations into the United States. Personnel transfer, work permits, spouses and immediate family immigration.

Canadian Managers/Excutives and Specialized Knowledge Staff who work for a multinational company doing business in both the United States and Canada can apply for the L1 Visa. The employee needs it if you plan an intracompany transfer. Eligibility : the worker must have been employed for the foreign company on a full-time basis for at least one continuous year out of the last three-year period to qualify. There is currently no annual cap on L1A visas and L1B visas.

Definition L1 Visa : An L1 Visa is a Visa Document used to enter the United States for the purpose of work. It is a nonimmigrant visa, and is valid for a relatively short amount of time - generally two years. L1 visas are available to employees of an international company with offices in both a home country and the United States, or which intend to open a new office in the United States while maintaining their home country interests. There are two main types of L1 visas. Normal L1 visas, which must be applied for and approved for each individual by the U.S._Citizenship_and_Immigration_Services (USCIS), and Blanket L1s which are available to larger and more complicated organizations. For a normal L1 visa, the company must file a petition with the USCIS. The petition contains a great deal of detail and is beyond the scope of this entry. Once an individual - and the company submitting the petition - have been screened, the applicant is issued form I-797 which grants an Embassy authority to grant a Visa. In the case of a blanket visa, the company in question has already been screened themselves, so they only need to file a much more limited set of documents proving the applicant's qualifications. These documents must be taken by the applicant directly to the United States Embassy along with the company's form I-797 Blanket, so that they can be approved and granted a visa. (Source Wikipedia : L1 Visa)

There is no special restriction on the types of business that can sponsor a L1 visa and the sponsoring employer need not be US owned or incorporated. We invite you to visit our website by clicking on the following link :

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Other US Visas that we specialize in : B1, H1B, H2B, TN, E2, O1, P1, EB, visa waiver, Family Petition. Global Transit is a company based in Canada.