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US Immigration Blog

Read our blog to stay updated on the matter of US immigration as well as learn more about the VisaLex platform.

What are specific managerial and executive duties for the L-1A visa?

L-1 Visa

The L-1A visa, generally  The L-1A nonimmigrant visa is a temporary visa that allows a United States employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its foreign-located offices to the United States.  While this visa must be sponsored by the employer, the employee carries the burden of establishing certain criteria for him to… Read More

What does an EB-1A eligible candidate look like?


EB-1A Overview The EB-1A is a sub-category to the EB-1 employment-based green card immigration category.  An individual who applies for an EB-1A falls in a unique scenario, as the EB-1A sub-category allows the individual to self-petition unlike other employment-based green cards, and does not require that he has an offer of employment.  Moreover, an EB-1A… Read More

Are you seeking asylum in the United States?


What is asylum? A foreign citizen who is residing in the United States and who has suffered persecution in his home country, or fears that he will suffer persecution due to his race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion may be eligible to seek asylum in the United States.  While… Read More

What does a National Interest Waiver require?


National Interest Waiver for EB-2 category The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a waiver of the labor certification requirement for an employment-based green card under category 2 (EB-2).  Generally, an EB-2 category applicant must provide that he is eligible for the category itself and additionally obtain a labor certification through the Department of Labor, or… Read More

The L Visas: L-1A and L-1B are Work-Type Visas for Temporary Transferee-Workers

L-1 Visa

Generally The L visa type is intended for the intracompany transferee.  This means that the transferee (or worker), can travel to the United States from abroad to work at a branch, parent, affiliate, or subsidiary of the current employer in a managerial or executive capacity, or in a position requiring specialized knowledge.  Additionally, the L… Read More

Obtaining a Student-Visa: academic or vocational, F or M?

F-1 Visa

F-1 Visa Overview Generally, citizens of a foreign country who intend to study in the United States must first obtain a visa. When approved, the visa is placed in the student’s passport (passport from country of origin). A student-visa is considered a nonimmigrant visa, which is temporary in nature. This means that a student who… Read More