Government Continues Crackdown on L-1 Visas

January 23, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The U.S. government continues to tighten its scrutiny of L-1 visas, making it tougher for multinational companies to get these important visas for critical managers and specialized workers. Colorado immigration attorney Samira Recob can help companies improve their chances of getting their workers' L-1 visa petitions approved.

L-1 visas make it possible for multinational companies with U.S. affiliates or divisions to bring executives and workers with special skills to the U.S. to work. Executives receive L-1A visas, while workers with specialized skills get L-1B visas. The visas are typically short-term work permits, but can be extended up to seven years. Holders of L-1 visas may pursue a green card.

In recent years, U.S. immigration officials have greatly increased their scrutiny of L-1 applications and the rejection rate has skyrocketed. USCIS data shows that the rejection rate for L-1A visa petitions jumped from 8 percent in 2007 to 14 percent in 2011. Rejection rates for L-1B visa petitions increased from 7 percent in 2007 to 22 percent in 2011.

Denials or delays of L-1 visa petitions can result in project delays and problems for companies, running up costs and disrupting business. To get the people you need where you need them, working with Colorado immigration attorney Samira Recob can help stack the odds in your favor. Recob is an experienced immigration attorney who has helped companies and individuals with a variety of visa and residency issues.

Recob, a Denver immigration attorney, can help companies navigate the L-1 visa process by evaluating employees to determine if they're good candidates for L-1 visas, ensuring all paperwork is properly completed and submitted and helping prep candidates for interviews. With Recob's help, companies can avoid the costly pitfalls of the immigration process.

About The Law Office of Samira Recob
Samira Recob is an experienced immigration attorney, having handled many work visa, family immigration and asylum cases. Recob's firm specializes in immigration law, and has the skills and expertise to assist in all immigration needs, including H-1B visas, citizenship and naturalization, investor visas and more. For a free consultation, visit or call 303-639-3090.