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Navigating the Path to an L-1A Visa: An IT Industry Case Study

Navigating the Path to an L-1A Visa: An IT Industry Case Study

In today's globalized world, expanding business operations across borders is becoming increasingly common. However, navigating the intricacies of immigration law to secure visas for key personnel can be a daunting task. In this case study, we'll delve into how we assisted a foreign executive in securing an L-1A visa to establish a presence in the United States.

Client Background

Our client, a seasoned executive, sought to establish a presence in the United States to oversee and support the operations of a foreign affiliate located in Colombia. As an integral part of the affiliate's success, our client's expertise was crucial for managing supplier relationships, identifying new providers, and assembling a more extensive team of employees to support the Colombian affiliate's growth.


Securing an L-1A visa presented several challenges for our client. Firstly, demonstrating the necessity of their presence in the United States was essential, particularly considering the executive's role in managing and expanding operations in Colombia. Additionally, articulating the value our client would bring to the U.S.-based operations and the overall success of the company was paramount.


To address these challenges, Visa Business Plans crafted a detailed business plan that outlined our client's crucial role in overseeing supplier relationships, identifying new providers, and building a robust team to support the Colombian affiliate's objectives. The business plan highlighted the executive's unique qualifications, including their extensive experience in international business operations and their track record of success in similar roles.


With our meticulously crafted business plan in hand, our client's immigration attorney successfully submitted a response to a nasty L-1A Request from Evidence (RFE). The clarity and persuasiveness of our documentation played a pivotal role in securing approval for the visa. Our client was granted the L-1A visa, allowing them to establish a presence in the United States and contribute to the success of the company's operations abroad.


This case study underscores the importance of strategic planning and expert guidance when drafting a winning L-1A business plan. By leveraging our expertise in both business planning and L-1A regulations,, we helped our client secure approval for their visa and establish a presence in the United States. As operations continue to expand globally, partnering with experienced professionals who understand the nuances of the L-1A visa and business fundamentals is essential for achieving success. At Visa Business Plans, we are dedicated to empowering our clients to achieve their immigration goals and propel their businesses forward.

The information provided in this blog is intended solely for informational purposes. While we strive to offer accurate and up-to-date content, it should not be considered legal advice. Immigration laws and regulations are subject to change, and individual circumstances can vary widely. For personalized guidance and legal advice regarding your specific immigration situation, we strongly recommend consulting with a qualified immigration attorney who can provide you with tailored assistance and ensure compliance with current laws and regulations.

Visa Business Plans is led by Marco Scanu, a certified coach from the University of Miami with a globally-based practice coaching Fortune 1000 company executives, entrepreneurs, as well as professionals in four different continents. Mr. Scanu advises clients on turnaround strategies and crisis management.

Mr. Scanu received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida and an MBA in Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Mr. Scanu was also a Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University under the prestigious H. Humphrey Fellowship (Fulbright program) with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and high-growth enterprises.

At present, Mr. Scanu is the managing partner and CEO at Visa Business Plans, a Miami-based boutique consulting firm providing attorneys and investors with business planning services in the areas of U.S. and Canadian immigration, SBA loans, and others.

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