Attracting and Retaining Top Agribusiness Talent: Current U.S. Immigration Options - L-1A/L-1B
Ice Miller can help innovators overcome critical challenges to grow successful agribusinesses. Learn more about the unique business and legal challenges facing food and agricultural innovators and how to protect and grow that innovation in our 2015 Agribusiness Guide
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L-1A/L-1B (Intra-Company Managers/ Executives and Employees with “Specialized Knowledge”): This visa category is available to foreign nationals who have been continuously employed for at least one (1) year in a qualifying capacity by a company outside the United States, and who seek to enter the United States temporarily in order to continue rendering services to the same employer, or an affiliate, subsidiary, or parent of the overseas employer. The foreign national’s employment, both prior to and following transfer to the U.S., must be in a capacity that is managerial or executive, or in a capacity which requires specialized knowledge. This visa may be granted for up to seven (7) years in the case of executives and managers (“L-1A” visa), and for up to five (5) years for foreign nationals who qualify with specialized knowledge (“L-1B” visa).