L-1B Visas for Intracompany Transferees With Specialized Knowledge
L-1B visas are designed to allow international companies to transfer workers who have specialized knowledge to related U.S. companies. These temporary visas can be the ideal solution for many businesses – particularly those opening new U.S. offices or filling positions that require experience and expertise in a certain field. However, many people aren’t clear on the details of L-1B visas; in some cases, another type of visa would be more appropriate. Here’s the complete guide on L-1B visas so you can make the right decision for your business.
What is an L-1B Visa?
Businesses generally use L-1 visas when managers, supervisors and employees with specialized knowledge are necessary to grow a business.
L-1B is a nonimmigrant classification that enables U.S. employers to transfer foreign employees who have specialized knowledge that relates to the organization’s interests. When a person receives this visa, he or she becomes eligible to move to the United States and work in one of the company’s U.S. offices. These visas also allow foreign companies that don’t have U.S. offices to send specialized knowledge employees to the United States so that the business can establish itself here.