L1A New Office Petition

My brother and I have a company in Brazil. We have 12 employees and an annual turnover of about $500,000 USD. I want to come to open an office in the US using the L1 visa. Is this possible for a small company like ours?

While it certainly makes the case easier if your company were larger, the issue in your case would be how to show that your role in the US enterprise is managerial or executive in capacity. The number of employees in the foreign parent company or in the new US enterprise is not dispositive and we have handled many L1A new office applications where the L1 visa applicant will be the sole employee for the first year of operations.

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink
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