L-1B Specialized Knowledge Intracompany Transferee ApprovedPublished: Feb 17, 2010 7:00 am
Our client is a Canadian citizen. He is employed as Business Development Manager for a Canadian computer software and services company, which has a wholly owned subsidiary in the United States.Because of the substantial level of business of the U. S. subsidiary, his employer decided to transfer him to the United States as Business Development Manager for the United States company, in addition to his Canadian responsibilities.
Prior to retaining our law firm, the client had difficulty in entering the United States as a business visitor and his name had been entered in the computer requiring a guarded escort into the U. S. Customs and Border Protection office in the event he attempted to gain admission into the United States.
Upon investigation, we determined that our client’s knowledge of his employer’s processes, products, and procedures was at an advanced level not able to be duplicated by other persons. We felt that we could qualify him for admission as an L-1B Intracompany Transferee nonimmigrant.
We prepared the necessary application and presented supporting documentation showing that he qualified for the status. We prepared our client for the inspection and appeared with him at the border in the event there were any problems.
His employer’s petition was approved and he was issued a multiple entry Form I-94, Departure Record, enabling him to be admitted to the United States on United States company business. In addition, the inspector who approved the petition requested that the computer red flag be removed.