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Your time as an overseas employee with L-1 and L-2 work visas

As someone working in a multinational corporation, you will need to get a visa to travel to the U.S. for extended trips. However, there are certain visas necessary for businesses that aren't the same as visas given out to students or to people seeking permanent residency. At U.S. Law Center, it is our job to ensure that you get the temporary work visa that you need to operate in the United States.

First of all, the difference between L-1A and L-1B visas is something to be aware of. If you are a manager or an executive, your company will need to look into the L-1A visa in order to send you overseas. However, if you are an employee who has specialized knowledge, you will need the L-1B visa. Both allow you to take up office in the U.S. with your subsidiary, U.S. office or affiliated company.

Another type of visa that you may need to look into is the L-2 visa. This visa is for children under the age of 21 or spouses. It allows you to bring your family with you when you make the transfer. They can attend college or school, and it may even be possible for them to get work as long as they have proper authorization from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This will give both you and your family much-needed mobility in U.S. society and economy for the duration of your stay.

If you would like more information on the L-1A and L-1B temporary work visa s or L-2 visas, please follow the link to our web page. You will be able to read more about these and the other types of visas available for different travel purposes.

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