On May 10, 2012, the USCIS approved another L-1A petition Lin & Valdez LLP filed for our client. The application was received by the USCIS on April 18, 2012. The approval of this case continues our peerless approval record in L-1 applications.
Our client in this case is an international apparel, shoe, and accessory manufacturing and trading company. For its US operation, the foreign parent company has invested about half a million US dollars in the US company.
Our petition was filed under the premium processing application. The USCIS sent our office a notice asking for clarification of one question in the application. Once the response was sent, the case was approved immediately. There was not additional document requested by the USCIS.
In the last three years, the USCIS has noticeably raised its standard of review for L-1A applications and sends out RFE in a lot more frequent rate. In some situations, the RFE tends to ask for redundant or unreasonable volume of evidence. It could be frustrating for the applicants. As such the application for L-1A has become more and more challenging task than before.
Lin & Valdez is renowned for our handling of employment and business-related immigration petitions. Our managing attorney Stewart Lin has an LLM from Boston University in international banking law and hence is keen to all business related issues. Over the years, we have filed countless investment related visa petitions for our clients around the world. If your company is a parent or subsidiary company of a foreign company, and you wish to apply for managerial personnel or foreign employee with special knowledge, please contact us. The help you need, as we always say, is just a click away.