Intracompany Transferees (L Visas)
For persons who were employed abroad by U.S. Company (or parent, branch, affiliate, subsidiary) for a continuous period of 1 year during the preceding 3 years prior to application. The beneficiary must work in a managerial/executory capacity (L-1A) or in a position involving specialized knowledge (L-1B). Beneficiary need not intend to remain temporarily. A change of status to LPR may be pursued. Petitions are approved for 3 years. Extensions permitted with a 5 year maximum cap on L-1A’s and 7 years for L-B’s.