Archive for the ‘L-1 Visa (Employment Transfer)’ Category

Report Shows Difficulty of Obtaining L-1B Visas

3/19/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

A new report sheds light on how difficult it is to obtain an L-1B visa lately. (The L-1B visa is used to transfer workers with “specialized knowledge” from a company’s foreign office to its U.S. affiliate.) A National Foundation for American Policy report has found that the USCIS denial rate for L-1B visa petitions has increased [...]Read More >

Better L-1 Adjudications on the Horizon?

11/26/2014 Written by SRW Lawyers

While this may be wishful thinking, there are signs that point to the possibility of more consistent L-1 adjudications for 2015 and beyond. One sign is recent Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) and U.S. Court of Appeals cases have exposed some inconsistencies and restrictive interpretations with respect to L-1 adjudications at Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) [...]Read More >

L-1A Approved by USCIS California Service Center for Pakistani National

6/28/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

Last month, our firm had submitted a detailed and comprehensive packet on behalf of our Client, a citizen of Pakistan, establishing his eligibility for L-1A status as an Executive for a New Office.  In Pakistan, our Client owns and operates a company with almost a dozen employees and handled managerial and executive duties on its [...]Read More >

DOS Releases New Guidance on L Visas, Specialized Knowledge

3/13/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

The Department of State (DOS) released a new cable in January to all diplomatic and consular posts on guidelines for L visa adjudications, particularly in regard to evaluating claims of “specialized knowledge.” DOS noted “concern about the potential for inconsistent adjudicatory standards at different constituent posts,” and said that “clear standards would allow for more [...]Read More >