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L1B Visa Canadian Citizen to US

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Hi all, any information is greatly appreciated.

Looking to head down to the USA on a L1B visa, just wondering if anyone has experienced some good results with this Visa. I am very experienced in the field of work i am in ( its all fibre optics, Crestron, Extron, DM, really anything to do with audio and video conferencing )

Anyways from the information i have been able to find online is that i need to have my employers, where the head office is based out of the USA and they opened a Canadian branch 3yrs ago, and i am looking to move down to Tampa ( where head office is ) to help out in a specialized area for 1yr. Being that i am Canadian from what i have been reading it seems all i need my employer to do is fill out the I-129 and once that is processed i can go to the boarder and apply for the L1B status right away.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Does the I-129 need to be processed before i can go to the boarder or does it just need to be filled and paid for?

Thanks guys!

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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Once they file the petition w/ USCIS, it can take 2-6 months. If RFE is issued, then it will take longer depending upon how much time employer takes to respond to the RFE. Once approved, you can look up for next available dates for visa interview and attend the same. If visa stamp is approved, then you are all set. If they put the visa under administrative processing then it can take few weeks to several months to process.

Also be aware that this visa has a denial rate of 34%

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Once they file the petition w/ USCIS, it can take 2-6 months. If RFE is issued, then it will take longer depending upon how much time employer takes to respond to the RFE. Once approved, you can look up for next available dates for visa interview and attend the same. If visa stamp is approved, then you are all set. If they put the visa under administrative processing then it can take few weeks to several months to process.

Also be aware that this visa has a denial rate of 34%

Thanks for your replays, I have been with the company for 3 years so i am good there, also I am a Program Design Engineer so I am rather high up in the company and as for filing Transborderwife you forget i am a Canadian Citizen so i do not have to file the I-129, i can have my Employer fill out to original copies and i can apply right at POE ( point of entry ) and i do not have to wait to be interviewed.

http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/canada-mexico-travel/traveling-tn-or-l-1-visa-canada

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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I completely forgot to reply to this email ... it has been 11 months since I went on the venture of acquiring my L1-B Visa and I was able to get approval at Sweet Grass, MT through POE ( Point of Entry )

My entry date was Nov 5 2014 and I am currently still down here :)

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