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Companies Say U.S. Consulate in India Denies L‑1 Visas at Alarming Rate

Forbes reports that U.S. consular officers are making it extremely difficult, and in some cases nearly impossible, for U.S. companies to transfer their employees from India to America on L‑1 visas. Companies say the extremely high rate of visa refusals is increasing company costs, wasting company time that should be spent serving customers, and making it highly unpredictable to conduct business and manage personnel.

USCIS Issues Policy Memo on Satisfying the L‑1 One-Year Foreign Employment Requirement

USCIS issued a policy memo that clarifies the requirement that the qualifying organization employ the principal L‑1 beneficiary abroad for one continuous year out of the three years before the time of petition filing.
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