On February 16, 2012, the USCIS approved another L-1A petition Lin & Valdez LLP filed for our client. The application was received by the USCIS on October 28, 2011. The approval of this case continues our peerless approval record in L-1 applications.
Our client in this case is an international food and dining company. To start the US business, the foreign parent company transferred and contributed $80,000.00 in capital to the US subsidiary. The petition we filed is for the purpose of transferring the manager of the international company to operate the US operation.
The US company’s business focus is on trading of food product. However, it is also interested in the real estate holding, development and investment. The petition received a Request for Additional Evidence from the USCIS. The primary inquiry by the USCIS is on the organizational structural and staff qualification of the new company. In response, our client through our help submitted tremendous amount of evidence and convinced the USCIS the merits of the petition. The USCIS within two weeks of receiving the response approved the petition.
In the last three years, the USCIS has noticeably raised its standard of review for L-1A applications. It is our opinion that the USCIS does not have an even or united standard of review. In some situations, the RFE tends to ask for redundant or unreasonable volume of evidence. It could be frustrating for the applicants. As such the application for L-1A has become more and more challenging task than before.
Lin & Valdez is renowned for our handling of employment and business-related immigration petitions. Our managing attorney Stewart Lin has an LLM from Boston University in international banking law and hence is keen to all business related issues. Over the years, we have filed countless investment related visa petitions for our clients around the world. If your company is a parent or subsidiary company of a foreign company, and you wish to apply for managerial personnel or foreign employee with special knowledge, please contact us. The help you need, as we always say, is just a click away.