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GIP Catergory 2

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L-1 Visas

Momal S. Iqbal – Senior Associate Attorney msi@gotcherlaw.com The L-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa classification that allows companies to transfer employees to the U.S. from a related company abroad.  There are two categories in the L-1 visa:  the L-1A visa to transfer Executive and Managerial employees, and the L-1B visa to transfer employees with specialized knowledge. To qualify for an L-1B visa an employee must possess “specialized knowledge.” USCIS regulations define specialized knowledge as “special knowledge possessed by an individual of the petitioning organization’s product, service, research, equipment, techniques, management, or other interests and its application in international markets, or an advanced...

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