Updated on 20.05.2023
Different US employers with the L-1 visa?
Ich werde in den USA für die Tochtergesellschaft meines jetzigen Arbeitgebers mit dem L-1 Visum arbeiten. Kann ich mit dem L-1 Visum gleichzeitig auch für andere US-Arbeitgeber tätig werden?
I will be working in the US for the subsidiary of my current employer on the L-1 visa. In this regard, I have the following questions: Can I work for other US companies at the same time with the L-1 visa? And how can my wife get a work permit for the USA?
At theL-1 visait is a matter ofWork visa, theCompany-linkedis. The official petitioner of the L visa for you as a future employee (=beneficiary) is the US company.
I.e., you are only permitted to work for this specific U.S. location.
The only exception: If the L-1 application is a so-called "blanket procedure" (i.e. based on an L-blanket registration of the group of companies), you can work with the issued US visa for all US locations in the USA that are listed on the L-blanket registration. However, it is a prerequisite that they carry out the same activity as stated in the application process. However, this should be checked again in detail in advance.
Is it aL-1Individual visa, then you are permitted to work only for the petitioner, i.e., the petitioning U.S. company.
Working for other employers in the United States, whether permanent, part-time, freelance, etc., is not permitted. Not even in the context of self-employment.
Your spouse can obtain an L-2 visa derived from your L-1 visa.
Under the following conditions it is possible for L-2 spouses to work or be self-employed in the USA:
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