Miatrai Brown, renowned immigration attorney and founder of Direct U.S. Immigration, recently provided expert analysis in a publication by Law360 on a critical aspect of L-1 visas – the calculation of the one-year employment requirement.
The L-1 visa allows companies to transfer an executive or manager, or an employee with specialized knowledge, from its foreign office to its U.S. office. A key requirement for this visa is that the individual must have at least one full year of continuous employment outside of the U.S. within the three years preceding the visa application.
In her analysis, Brown elucidated the complexities of calculating this one-year requirement. She offered insights into the nuances of the regulation, highlighting how breaks in employment, part-time work, and periods of stay in the U.S. could impact the calculation.
Brown’s analysis also touched upon recent clarifications provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the one-year foreign employment requirement. The USCIS clarified that the three-year period during which the beneficiary must meet the one-year foreign employment requirement is calculated backwards from either the date of the visa petition by the U.S. employer or the date the alien was admitted to the U.S., whichever comes later.
Her expert commentary on Law360 has once again affirmed her position as a thought leader in the field of immigration law. Brown’s deep understanding of immigration policies and her ability to interpret their implications is invaluable for anyone navigating the complex landscape of U.S. immigration.
This publication serves as a valuable resource for both immigration professionals and those seeking an L-1 visa, providing clarity on a complex aspect of the L-1 visa process.