The L-1A nonimmigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States. This classification also enables a foreign company which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send an executive or manager to the United States with the purpose of establishing one. To qualify for L-1 classification in this category, the employer must: A) Have a qualifying relationship with a foreign company (parent company, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate, collectively referred to as qualifying organizations); an B) Currently be, or will be, doing business as an employer in the United States and in at least one other country directly or through a qualifying organization for the duration of the beneficiary‚ stay in the United States as an L-1. While the business must be viable, there is no requirement that it be engaged in international trade. To qualify, the named employee must: A) Generally have been working for a qualifying organization abroad for one continuous year within the three years immediately preceding his or her admission to the United States; and B) Be seeking to enter the United States to provide service in an executive or managerial capacity or in a specialized knowledge skill capacity, for a branch of the same employer or one of its qualifying organizations. We work with employers and employees to ensure that the L-1 process is right for them and to ensure that it goes as smooth as possible.