L-1A Intracompany Executive Approved for Three Years with Nonimmigrant WaiverPublished: Jan 22, 2010 7:00 am
Our client is a Canadian citizen. He is a 50% owner of businesses in the United States and Canada. Unfortunately, he is inadmissible to the United States for having accumulated unlawful presence between 1994 and 2000 when he resided in the United States. His 10 year bar to admissibility expires later this year.
Previously, we obtained a nonimmigrant waiver of that inadmissibility for him, which waiver expires approximately six weeks before his 10 year ground of inadmissibility is extinguished. Three years ago we obtained L-1A Intracompany Transferee status for him as an executive so that he could operate his United States businesses.
Because his L-1A status was about to expire, we prepared both a renewal application for the Waiver of Inadmissibility to cover the six week gap, and a Renewal Petition for his L-1A Intracompany Transferee status. Since he is a Canadian citizen, both the Waiver Application and the L-1A Petition can be submitted at the border.
We prepared our client for the inspection and appeared with him at the port of entry for the purpose of filing the Waiver Application along with the L-1A Petition. He was inspected, and the L-1A Petition was approved for an additional period of three years, and our client was admitted to the United States in such status for a period of three years, with multiple entries authorized, and the waiver application was accepted, pending adjudication.