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USCIS Issues a Policy Memorandum clarifying how the required one year of employment abroad is calculated for L-1A and L-1B purposes

The L-1 nonimmigrant visa is often used by US companies to transfer in executives and managers (L-1A) or specialized knowledge workers (L-1B) from an overseas company with a qualifying relationship to the US sponsor (parent, subsidiary, affiliate, branch office). To qualify, among other requirements, the individual must have worked for that qualifying overseas entity for one year out of the last three years.