9/01/2017

What is a “qualifying relationship” for L-1 visa between the two companies that transfer a manger?
Whether a qualifying relationship between business entities exists is generally based on showing the existence of two aspects: ownership and control. Ownership is the legal right of possession with full power and authority to control. Control is the right and authority to direct the management and operations of the business entity. A business entity for L-1 purposes is defined as a parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or branch.
19.  What is a parent?
A parent is defined as a firm, corporation, or other legal entity that has subsidiaries.

20.  What is a subsidiary?
A subsidiary is defined as a firm, corporation, or other legal entity of which a parent directly or indirectly owns at least 50% and controls. Alternatively, the parent can directly or indirectly own 50% of a 50-50 joint venture and have equal control and veto power over the entity. Finally, the parent can directly or indirectly own less than 50% of the entity if the parent controls the entity in fact.

21.  What is an affiliate?
An affiliate is defined as one of two subsidiaries, both of which are owned and controlled by the same parent or individual. An affiliate can also be one of two legal entities, both of .
which are owned and controlled by the same group of individuals, if each individual owns and controls about the same percentage of each entity

22.  What is a branch?
A branch is defined as an operating division or office of the same company that is located and housed in a different location.

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