These checklists do not address the question of whether or not it is advisable to file a petition in any category.
They are intended for current clients of Curran & Berger LLP who have been referred to this list by staff.
This checklist is intended for companies sponsoring an employee for an L-1A or L-1B visa.
For L1B, we must show that the Applicant possesses “specialized knowledge” of the company's
equipment, system, product, technique, research, service, and/or processes and procedures that is
uncommon, noteworthy, distinguished by an unusual qualification, or highly developed.
For L1A, we must show that the Applicant will be in an executive position, with the ability to make
decisions of wide latitude without much oversight, or a managerial position, which supervises and controls
the work of professional employees or other supervisory/managerial employees, or which manages a
department, subdivision, function, or component of the organization.
1. Explanation of relationship between U.S. and Foreign companies along with an organizational
chart (if available) demonstrating the relationship between the companies
2. Job title for proposed position in U.S.
3. Detailed job description for U. S. position with percentage breakdown of time to be
spent on each duty.*
4. Salary for U.S. position
5. Detailed job description for current overseas position with percentage breakdown of time
spent on each duty. If the position abroad is one that requires “specialized knowledge,”
please include information on how each duty requires the employee's specialized
6. Main address of business/place of work and address where employee will work
7. List all physical locations where the prospective employee will work
8. Federal Tax ID # for U.S. company
9. Year U.S. company was founded
10. Gross and Net Annual Income for U.S. employer
11. Total number of employees
12. Minimum number of hours per week that the Beneficiary will work
13. Is the position full time or part time?
14. Dates of intended employment (must not exceed 3 years)
15. Name and title of designated official (the person who will sign forms, etc.)
16. Phone, fax and email for designated official
17. Name, phone, fax and email of contact person (if different from designated official)
18. Name, phone, fax and email of the employee’s supervisor
19. Is a Deemed Export Attestation required? **See Below**
Required Information For L-1A Applicants Only:
proposed employment in the U.S:
• How the Applicant manages the organization/department he/she oversees *
• How the Applicant supervises and controls the work of other professional/managerial employees,
or manages an essential function/department/subdivision of the company*
• Whether the Applicant has the authority to hire and fire or make similar decisions on behalf of
Required Information for L-1B Positions Only
Applicant. Please fill out the L1B Specialized Knowledge Questionnaire *
specialized knowledge. *
in the industry*
*Many Requests for Evidence from United State Citizenship and Immigration Services ask for
this documentation to support the petition, but if you provide it right away it may help us
avoid a Request for Evidence on your L1A or L1B petition, saving you time and money.
**A small number of employers sponsoring H-1B, L-1, or O-1 employees are required to state whether or not their organization is required to attain a license (deemed export attestation) from the federal government to regulate sensitive military or other controlled technology that will be released to the foreign national employee. Employers dealing with such sensitive technologies should review the Export Administration Regulation (EAR) and the International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR) to determine whether or not this requirement applies to their organization. You may need to consult with your corporate attorney for help in answering this question. As a resource for your corporate attorney, please CLICK HERE for a recent practice advisory from AILA on the subject, with good links for information. Please feel free to call our office if you have questions.