The required documents are:
(1) Evidence such as shares or agreements that show the U.S. business is controlled by the Canadian business or Canadian owner of the Canadian business.
(2) Description of the employee’s job duties.
(3) Letter explaining the position, the employee’s experience, the business operations in each country, the location in the U.S., the salary and the relation of the Canadian business to the U.S. so that person at USCIS can understand the application.
(4) The financial statements for the Canadian business and U.S. business.
(5) Confirmation by letter or with T-4 slips that the Canadian employee has worked for the Canadian company for one year in last three years.
(6) Organization charts of both the Canadian and U.S. company.
If the U.S. business is a new business then additional documents are required:
(1) A business plan.
(2) Photos of the new office.
(3) Lease of space;
(4) Financial documentation as to the ability to invest money from Canada to the U.S.If the beneficiary of the application is a Canadian, the application is made at a U.S. border entry such as land crossing into the U.S. or at an airport prior to boarding a plane to the U.S. The beneficiary must be in route to the U.S. and cannot simply go to a border crossing and return to Canada. The visa application made at the border is granted at the same time the application is made. Not all border crossings treat the applications equally and there are border crossings to avoid.
If the beneficiary is not a Canadian citizen then the application has to be submitted to an USCIS office in the U.S. The application can take 45-90 days to process. However it can be expedited by paying additional fees.
The U.S. government charges $825 for the application. The renewals of the L-1 visa can be made either at a border crossing for immediate processing or by submitting documents to the USCIS in the U.S. and waiting. The renewals are not automatic and they require as much documentation as the initial application and sometimes more if either the U.S. business or Canadian business is weak.
The L visa is granted for periods of 1 to 3 years for a maximum of 7 years for the L-1A visa and 5 years for the L-1B visa.
Spouses and children will be granted the L-2 visa and the spouse can obtain work authorization.
This is the best visa from which to later obtain a permanent residency- the green card.
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