Did you know that the foreign and US companies do not have to be engaged in the same type of business or industry? It is common for an L-1A executive or manager to be transferred to the US company that is engaged in the same type of business or industry and have the same duties and responsibilities, but it is possible for the two companies to engage in different types of business as well. For this particular beneficiary, the Vietnamese company is engaged in distribution of imported products in the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). On the other hand, the US company ventured into the Food and Beverage industry.
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Verdie J. Atienza is a Senior Attorney in charge of the firm’s L-1 and E-2 visa practice. He is a dual qualified lawyer in New York and in the Philippines and is qualified to practice immigration law in any state in the United States.