L Visa Sample Cases

These are some sample cases from our files. It is impossible for us to present all have done past over 15 years of our practice. But these were some cases that came to mind when we started writing this column 2-3 years ago.
Type of Case: L-1A
Category: L-1A Visa
Status: L-1A’s approved

We obtained an L-1A for the director of a consulting company ("think tank") that interprets the impact of political events on financial markets and keeps institutional investors informed on U.S. and world events.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.
Category: L-1A Visa
Status: L-1A’s approved

We were able to obtain a series of L-1A approvals despite earlier denials. We showed through substantial evidence that a franchise operation may qualify for L-1 visas.

We were able to obtain a series of L-1A approvals despite earlier denials. We showed through substantial evidence that a franchise operation may qualify for L-1 visas.
USCIS maintained that there can never be any actual ownership and control of the petitioning organization by the foreign related company since it is actually owned by the franchisor in the United States.  We successfully challenged this and received approval.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.
Category: L-1A Visa
Status: L-1A’s approved

USCIS denied an L-1A (filed by the corporate counsel) because the buyer was not considered to be an executive/manager.  She was not supervising any personnel.  We were retained to refile the case.  We won the case by showing that though she did not have supervisory responsibility; she was an executive level employee.

DISCLAIMER: PAST APPROVAL OF A CASE IS NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF FUTURE CASES. CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

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