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In line with our long-standing commitment to entrepreneurs, attorneys from Capitol Immigration Law Group presented on Immigration Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs at the ZGC Innovation Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”) recently issued a decision in a case focusing on the correct interpretation of the L-1A visa requirements for functional managers. In Matter of Z-A-, Inc., the AAO clarified that when determining whether the foreign national will primarily manage an essential function, USCIS must consider all relevant factors, including the foreign national’s role within the wider qualifying international organization. Importantly, USCIS designated this AAO opinion an Adopted Decision, making it a policy guidance binding all USCIS employees.
The L-1A classification allows a foreign business to transfer its executives or managers to the related U.S. office. According to […]