L-1A Function Manager Petition ApprovedPublished: Jun 13, 2014
Our client is a Canadian citizen who is the co-owner and Lead Supervisor of a Subway franchise located in Canada. He has over 6 years of experience in the management and operations of quick service restaurants. The Canadian company recently formed a wholly-owned subsidiary in the United States, which owns and operates a gas station and convenience store. The U.S. company requires our client’s hands-on presence at this time to act as Store Manager to oversee and expand its operations.
As a result of his employment on behalf of the Canadian company, and his proposed employment in the United States, we determined our client qualified for L-1A status as a function manager because no professional employees were supervised by him.
We advised the company what documentation would be required to have an L-1A petition approved on our client’s behalf. We prepared a compelling package for submission at the border under NAFTA. We prepared our client for his inspection so that he would know what types of questions could be asked of him to be able to respond appropriately. We appeared with him in the event that any issues arose. His L-1A status was approved without difficulty.