The L1 Visa is a document that helps a non-permanent transfer of a professional to the United States. He or she should belong to either executive, managerial or the specialized knowledge category. The person seeking an approval for L1 Visa can get an approval for a transfer to the United States under the following circumstances:
An advantage of the L1 Visa is that a working organization can transfer a large number of employees to the United States through the L1 blanket approval. The L1 blanket approval means that the requirement of getting individual approval from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USICS) for each employee for a transfer is eliminated. A company qualifies for an L1 blanket approval under the following conditions:
- The organization is originally based in the US and has over a 1000 employees.
- The organization has previously received approval for at least 10 of its employees for an L1 Visa in the past 12 months.
Question Asked In The L1 Visa Interview:
- Which visa do you want an approval for?
- Have you visited the United States previously?
- When did you return from your previous visit to the United States?
- What will be your designation in the mentioned company when you transfer to the US?
- Can you provide the petition letter?
- Can you provide your passport and immigration documents?
- Can you provide the visa fee receipt?
You want an approval for the L1 Visa.
If you have visited the United States previously, answer yes otherwise no.
Mention the exact date, month and year of your arrival to India from your last visit to the United States.
Mention the title you will be given in the aforementioned organization when you are transferred to the US.
Provide the petition letter to the immigration officer.
Provide your passport and immigration documents to the immigration officer.
Provide the visa fee receipt to the immigration officer which is worth $500.
Questions about your current work
- What is the name of the organization in which you are currently working?
- How long have you been employed by your current organization?
- What roles and responsibilities do you perform on a daily basis for your current organization?
- Can you provide the name of some of the clients that your company has acquired?
- What is your monthly/yearly salary?
- How many people currently are under your supervision in the company?
- Why is the sponsor mentioned in the petition letter different to your current organization?
- Why have you not changed your organization even after working for more than 10 years here? Is there any specific reason?
- Have you gone through any training when you joined your current organization?
Mention the name of your current organization to the immigration officer.
Mention the number of years you have been working for your current organization.
Mention the exact details of the type of roles and responsibilities you perform for your current organization on a daily basis to the immigration officer.
Mention the name of some of the clients that your company has acquired in recent years.
Mention the monthly/yearly compensation provided by your current organization.
Mention the number along with the details of the people who are currently under your supervision in the company.
If the sponsor mentioned by you in the petition letter is different to your current organization, provide logical and honest reasons to the immigration officer as to why it is so.
If you have been working for more than 10 years in your current organization, you need to mention the reasons for sticking with the company to the immigration officer. Providing logical reasons are going to put the company in good light in front of the immigration officer which will help you in the approval process.
Answer the question as applicable.
- Type of work to performed in the United States
Mention the exact type of work your organization performs with all the details.
Mention to the immigration officer the type of services that your clients avail from the company.
Answer this question with the appropriate details mentioning the town/city/state of the office to which you are being transferred.
The immigration officer wants to know all the details related to your work that you will be doing on behalf of your company in the United States. You need to etch out the details of your job responsibilities and roles to the immigration officer.
Answer the question with appropriate details. If you will receive the compensation from your company in a foreign currency and not in dollars, you need to mention it to the immigration officer.
The immigration officer wants to know the reasons as to why it is absolutely necessary for you to travel to the United States to do the work instead of staying in the country where you presently live and work from there. Give logical reasons as to why you need to transfer so as to convince the immigration officer.
Answer the question accordingly.
The immigration officer wants to know the details of your primary contact such as his/her name, residential address etc.
The immigration officer wants to know your plan of action if you are unemployed during period of stay in the US.
Answer the question accordingly.
- Questions asked for the approval for L1A and L1B Visa
Answer the question with a yes if you have control over the utilization of the budget of the company and mention other details like to what extent else say no.
Answer the question with appropriate details. Mention the extent of your authority in the company to the immigration officer.
Mention the unique skill sets you possess to the immigration officer.
Mention the answer with appropriate details.
This is an important question that you need to answer carefully. Mention the logical reasons as to why the locals cannot perform the job that you are supposed to do after you are transferred to the US.