On February 7, 2012, the USCIS sent an email to our office approving another L-1A petition Lin & Valdez LLP filed for our client. The application was received by the USCIS on January 26, 2012 and under premium process it is approved outright. The approval of this case continues our peerless approval record in L-1 category of application.
Our client in this case is an international company with a focus in construction and consultation. To explore the North America market, the company invested over $1,400,000.00 to the US. and sought to transfer a manager from the parent company to the US company. The petition we filed is for the purpose of transferring the manager of the international company to help operate the US operation.
It should be noted, however, that previously in 2011 the company filed the same L-1 petition for the beneficiary through another law firm. However, after spending around $10,000.00, our client’s petition was denied by the USCIS because the previous petition failed to address many questions raised by the USCIS. The case came to Lin & Valdez through referral and upon reviewing the previous petition, Attorney Stewart Lin advised the client the problems with the previous petition and the needs for revision.
For the new petition, we wrote a 9 page petition letter to address all the issues, analyzed the revisions, and made clear to the USCIS the reason for the changes. This time, no RFE was issued, and our previously frustrated client received the approval he has been waiting for.