Blanket “l” Visa For Multinational Corporations

Large U.S. based companies that are branches, subsidiaries or affiliates of non-U.S. companies may obtain a blanket L-1 status in order to transfer their executives, managers and employees with specialized knowledge to the U.S. without undergoing the lengthy processing periods for regular L petitions for each individual.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the requirements for blanket L petitioners?
What are the benefits of filing a blanket L?
What are the disadvantages of filing a blanket L petition?
Who qualifies as the beneficiary under blanket L petition?
What is the definition of “branch”, “subsidiary”, “affiliate” and “joint ventures”?

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