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L-1A Approval Exceeds 7 year Limit

Published: Dec 27, 2010 3:30 pm

Our client is a Canadian citizen. He is the Vice President of a small family owned Canadian company as well as the family's United States affiliate.  As a result of his executive employment for his Canadian company, our client qualifies for L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive nonimmigrant status, which we have had approved for him on five occasions at the border under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

We have been able to obtain approvals beyond the seven year limitation for such status because he has not physically present in the United States continuously and because we interrupted his L-1A status for a period of one year after his third approval. This latest renewal was for a period of three years.

At the conclusion of our client's current L-1A status, he will have been in L-1A status for almost 15 years on an intermittent basis. The approval took less than an hour with our presence at the port of entry.

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