Can I transfer myself to the US on an L-1 visa if I own the company?

Answer

If you are an executive who is the sole owner of a company, then yes, it is possible for you to meet the requirements for an L-1 visa. However, you must first establish “employee status” and that must be done correctly.

One effective and proven strategy to achieve this is to set up a Board of Directors and also to create employment agreements that indicate that the owner is also an employee that the Board has the authority to dismiss from their role.

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