U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new form I-129S for L-1 visa applicants. The non-immigrant visa allows foreign skilled workers to enter United States through intra-company transfers.
The new form asks comprehensive details of the previous employers to deal with any concerns. The introduction has increased the length of form from four pages to eight pages, in order to gather details of applicant on “specialized knowledge.” and to check whether applicant meets all the required requirements for the L-1 visa or not.
The L-1 visa program is a non-immigrant and imports people with “specialized knowledge.” There is no specified quota or wage requirement for this visa category.
The extended I-129S mentions the details of wage, previous employer, the time duration spent during the Job hours on regular basis. It also probes the information provided by the applicant.
Beth Carlson, an immigration attorney in the Minneapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels said, “The layout and information asked on Form I-129S will allow for quick review by the consular officers without having to review additional documents or ask more questions of the applicant.”