Can I enter the US as a spouse?

Can I enter the US as a spouse?

It’s possible to visit your spouse in the United States while your marriage-based green card application is pending. In order to do so, you would need to apply for a tourist visa. You also must never lie about being married to a U.S. citizen or green card holder.

Can a spouse with an L1 visa work in the US?

By getting approve for an L1 visa, your spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old are eligible to accompany you in the United States. Your spouse and unmarried children would obtain L2 status as your dependents. Your spouse can obtain employment authorization to work in the United States.

Can a spouse of an US citizen get a US visa?

Spouses of U.S. citizens, and the spouse’s children, can come to the United States on nonimmigrant visas ( K-4 visas) and wait in the United States to complete the immigration process. Before a K-4 visa can be issued to a child, the parent must have a K-3 visa.

How can I sponsor my spouse for a US visa?

You can “sponsor” your spouse’s immigrant visa for entry to the United States. If you follow this process, your foreign spouse will complete the visa process completely outside the US, and then arrive in the US and obtain permanent residency status immediately.

What’s the difference between a L1 and L1b visa?

If the employee will work as a manager or an executive, the visa is specifically called an L1A visa. If the employee will work as a person with specialized knowledge, the visa is specifically called an L1B visa. The L1 visa is not a eligible for self-petition. The US company must file the petition on the employees behalf.

How to get work authorization for a L-1 spouse?

Spouses of L-1 workers may apply for work authorization by filing a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization with fee. If approved, there is no specific restriction as to where the L-2 spouse may work.

What does a L-1B nonimmigrant visa mean?

The L-1B nonimmigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer a professional employee with specialized knowledge relating to the organization’s interests from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States.

How long can an employee stay on An L-1B visa?

For all L-1B employees, requests for extension of stay may be granted in increments of up to an additional two years, until the employee has reached the maximum limit of five years. The transferring employee may be accompanied or followed by their spouse and unmarried children who are under 21 years of age.

Where to file Form I-129s for L-1 employees?

If the prospective L-1 employee is visa-exempt, the employer may file the Form I-129S and supporting documentation with the USCIS Service Center that approved the blanket petition, instead of submitting the form and supporting documentation directly with CBP.