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中國申請L1A簽證人數激增 | Buda 觀點

http://dailynews.sina.com   2019年03月11日 20:45   博達移民律所

  BudaLawChina BLG美國博達 2016-08-24

   EB5投資移民簽證的積壓,是L1A跨國公司經理人簽證人數激增的原因

  EB-5是指爲外國投資者提供綠卡的聯邦移民項目,這一項目雖然富有爭議,但是2015年申請EB-5的人數卻創新高。EB-5項目向有抱負的移民提供綠卡,但前提是申請者要對某些公司進行投資,投資金額至少要價值50萬美元,每位投資者至少要提供10個就業機會。通常,每個投資者保證能獲得兩到三個簽證,包括家庭成員也可以獲得簽證。根據美國公民與移民服務局公佈的數字,2015年EB-5項目的申請人數高達17,691人,遠高於2014年的11,744人和2013年6,554人。

  到年底時,美國移民局總共收到21988名投資者的申請,但該項目一年只允許簽發10000個簽證,這意味着,大多數投資者的申請至少要積壓五年。此外,由於中國經濟放緩,申請EB-5項目的需求稍有下降,80%EB-5簽證獲籤的原因都是如此。長時間的積壓使得申請L-1項目(另一種很受歡迎的簽證)的人數明顯激增。

  L-1公司內部調任簽證的目的是,爲了讓在中國等國家營業的公司到美國創立一家子公司,或收購一家美國子公司,並將其重要員工調任至美國經營管理相關業務。如果員工滿足資格的話,其就能夠獲得L-1簽證。L-1A簽證的申請人必須在過去三年中應有在其需調任的美國公司工作的經歷,工作年限至少爲持續一整年。在2016年的現階段,移民局已收到超過12萬的L1申請。這個數字比2010年增加了一倍。在今年的12萬L1申請中,有超過4萬來自中國。這明顯表明EB5積壓增加了中國對外投資者的信心,並堅定了他們對EB-5項目的優勢的信心。75%左右的通過率,再加之至今也沒有明顯的積壓,中國人紛紛將目光投向該簽證。然而,當前的人數以及還在上升的人數,都表明這種簽證肯定也會被積壓,大家又會考慮新的簽證。美國博達移民律師所的團隊可以對個人L-1和團體L-1申請提供指導,並可以爲客戶準備相關材料。我們的律師可以就L-1新辦公室人員配置相關問題與考慮在美國創立或已經創立新辦公室的公司進行磋商。最後,我們也可以與僱主與員工雙方進行磋商,以對L-1類別中得各種選擇和相關責任進行討論。如果您需要申請L1簽證,我們建議您選擇專業的移民律所服務,爲您在美國的申請與經營保駕護航 

  Surge in L-1A’s from ChinaThe EB-5, a controversial federal immigration program that offers green cards to foreign investors had record demand in 2015。 The EB-5 program offers green cards to aspiring immigrants who invest at least $500,000 into certain businesses that have been determined to create at least 10 jobs per investor。 Typically each investor secures two to three visas, including family members。 The EB-5 program received applications from 17,691 investors in 2015, up from 11,744 in 2014 and 6,554 in 2013, according to figures released by the U.S。 Citizenship and Immigration Services.In total, there were 21,988 investor applications pending at year-end, and given that the program allows just 10,000 visas a year, that means a massive backlog was created of at least five years for most investors。 In addition, there was a drop-off in demand because of the slowing economy in China, which accounts for more than 80% of the reason that EB-5 visas were being issued。 This huge backlog created a visible surge in another popular visa, the L-1 program.The L-1 intra-company transferee visa is designed in order to allow a company doing business in a Country like China to open or acquire an American subsidiary location, and transfer vital employees to operate and manage the business in the United States。  The idea being that the employees can obtain L-1 visas if they qualify。 An L-1a visa applicant must have worked at least one complete, continuous year during the previous three years for the foreign business that is transferring him/her to the U.S.In the current stage of FY2016, the USCIS has received well over 120,000 L1 petitions。 This number is almost double from FY2010。 Of the 120,000 L1 petitions this year, over 40,000 are from China alone。 This is a strong indicator of the effect that the EB5 backlog has had on the confidence of Chinese foreign investors and their faith in the strength of the EB-5 program。 With approval rates around 75% and no visible backlog to date, the Chinese are scurrying to this attractive visa trend。 However, with current numbers and their upward drift, this visa option is sure to be backlogged relatively soon as well, and new visa options will have to become considered.The team at Buda Law Group can guide and represent employers in the preparation of individual and blanket L-1 petitions。 Our attorneys can consult with companies considering or initiating the establishment of new offices in the United States with regard to L-1 related planning for staffing a new office。 Finally, we are available to consult with both employers and employees to discuss their options and responsibilities within the L-1 category。

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