L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive Petition Approved!

17 October 2019

Following a long battle with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services [USCIS], Perelmuter Law secured approval of L-1 intracompany transferee status for an executive transferring to the U.S. to lead the local branch of their foreign business.

USCIS challenged the petition by insisting that the described job duties did not amount to that of an executive and the beneficiary was actually a front-line manager that did not qualify for L-1A status.

Utilizing unconventional legal arguments, including the opinion of an expert in the field of business and management, Perelmuter Law was successful in persuading USCIS that the position was indeed executive in nature. The company can now send their executive to the U.S. to grow their local business, creating both local jobs and economic growth.

The L-1A 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.  This classification also enables 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.

Perelmuter Law is experienced in all areas of business and employment immigration. With USCIS’s increased scrutiny of all immigration applications and petitions, competent representation is essential. Contact Perelmuter Law now to speak with a lawyer regarding your business’s immigration needs.


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