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Has anybody applied for an L1 visa lately, and if so, what are rough timelines to be approved / be able to move to the US under premium processing category?

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if through USCIS (renewal), expect high scrutiny. I heard theyre sending a number of RFE.


I got an L1B RFE and my husband got an L1A RFE. So here, 100% got a RFE through USCIS. So annoying.


L1A or L1B?

1st visa or renewal? Through USCIS or consulate appointment?

1st visa. Whether L1A or L1B, not sure, it’s within consulting (manager level). End to end timelines ideally - first, I understand it’s an approval by the labor agencies in the US but some premium application needs to be turned in; second, need to apply in one of the embassies to get a visa stamp once the step one is complete.

U have more chances of approval in embassy. Make sure u answer interview questions properly (especially on hire and fire approval)

In not sure about the first one. I never heard about it in my case. Is it L1 blanket or not? If it is L1 blanket, as soon as the lawyer sends your petition letter, u can schedule an appointment in EMbassy. Im sharing based on my experience.

I guess it’s a blanket given the size of the company. What concerns to embassy though, it’s just part of the process, correct? And not a stand-alone one. Does it help at all that I do hold SSN already?

Having an SSN does not change anything.

for visa purposes, i dont think holding an SSN will give u an advantage. however, it helps u to be onboarded earlier (i.e. starting to work earlier because u can now skip getting an SSN) as long as u already hold your visa. From what I have heard, expats without SSN will be able to start by January 2022 or later.

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