On June 4, 2012, the USCIS approved another L-1 visa petition Lin & Valdez LLP filed for our client. The application was filed for an L-1A manager, and it was received by the USCIS on February 17, 2012. The approval of this case continues our peerless approval record in L-1 visa applications.
Our client in this case is a Pakistani national who resides at Abu Dhabi. He has an international trading company in home and kitchen wares. With the development of its business, the company wishes to expand to the US market. Therefore, a US subsidiary company was formed in one of the South US States. For its US operation, the foreign parent company has invested and contributed $100,000.00 into the US subsidiary.
Upon receiving our client’s petition, the USCIS issued a Request for Evidence asking our client to further prove that the operation in the US will be of a sufficient size to support of the employment of L-1 manager and executive. Upon receiving our client’s response, the USCIS approved the case on June 4, 2012.
In the last three years, the USCIS has noticeably raised its standard of review for L-1A applications and sends out RFE in a lot more frequent rate. 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.