You have an amazing employee working for your sister or parent company in another country. You really want to get that employee here in the U.S. How can you make that happen? The answer — the L-1 visa.
The L-1 visa is a temporary, non-immigrant visa that provides the vehicle for companies (not to exclude non-profit, religious and charitable organizations) to relocate qualified foreign employees to its U.S. subsidiary or parent company. The qualified employee has to have worked for a subsidiary, parent, affiliate or branch office of the company for at least one continuous year out of the last three years. The U.S. company must be a parent company, child company or sister company to the foreign company.