While preparing for an L1B Visa application, how can one ensure that their L1B visa to work at the US will be accepted? What are the common reasons why L1B visa applications get rejected, and how can we avoid them?

If you haven’t already, you should talk to an immigration attorney to discuss the specifics of your application to find out whether you have all that you need to qualify. That being said, there are a few general things to keep in mind and I will try to highlight them here.

First, in order to qualify for an L1B visa, you need to show that you have an employee-employer relationship where the employer can meet the following requirements:

  • Having a relationship to a foreign company (parent, subsidiary, branch, or otherwise affiliated) and
  • Currently, or will be, doing business in the US

Something to keep in mind here is that the purpose of an L1 visa is to allow companies that have operations in multiple countries including the US to transfer employees to a related company in the US to further the business of the company as a whole. So, you will want to make sure that your goals align with that purpose to be more likely to succeed and a showing of these requirements will prove that.

Another thing to remember is that an L1B visa carries a further requirement, that the employee will provide services that require special knowledge. This requirement is to make sure that the employee transfer is truly necessary to further the business of the company and that the employee is qualified for the position. You will want to show that you will be providing some type of specialized knowledge that could not be provided by an average employee. This can be shown by past work assignments within the organization or specialized training or any evidence that will show that you are uniquely qualified for the position.

Again, I suggest that you speak with an immigration attorney to discuss your specific situation. Feel free to visit LawTrades for your visa needs. The attorneys on our legal platform are experienced with immigration law, as well as anything legal your US business will need. Visit us for a free initial consultation! Hope this helps.