L1 Visa Business Plan


When it comes to handling your U.S. immigration matters, it can feel like a minefield of paperwork that’s littered with potential pitfalls. However, depending on the type of business visa that you are seeking for either yourself (as a business owner, manager, or executive) or one of your employees, you may be required to provide further information, such as an L1 visa business plan.

That’s where JDC Consultancy comes in. Specializing in working with you to ensure you understand every stage of the process and liaising with your immigration attorney to ensure that your paperwork is perfectly prepared, JDC Consultancy strives to smooth the transition towards your U.S. business immigration goals.

After all, moving to a new country is hard enough. Handling the large volume of paperwork and detail required for an immigration business plan doesn’t have to be.

What kind of information is included in the L-1 Visa business plan?

When it comes to your L-1 immigration business plan, you want to leave absolutely no stone unturned and engage the services of a company that specializes and has experience in writing these business plans.

Great L-1 visa business plans create a five-year outlook of what you project financially, your detailed employee hiring plan, job descriptions, advertising and marketing strategies, a competition overview and analysis, and even specific industry and market analysis.

Some of the information that is included in your detailed (25-page) business plan from JDC Consultancy includes:

Five-Year Financial Projections (incl. start-up table, profit & loss statement, and balance sheet)

A full executive summary

Personnel and employee expansion plan (including proposed salaries and educational requirements of each employee)

Business organizational chart (showing the positions and reporting structure)

Detailed market and industry analysis

Marketing plan, including online and social media strategy

Detailed job descriptions of each employee

Milestones table (detailing the significant actions the company will take over the next year)

Plus much more – customized to your specific business and the L-1 Visa

How can JDC Consultancy help?

JDC Consultancy is a specialist when it comes to writing immigration business plans for your L-1A visa application. Since our inception in 2006, we have worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, startups, and small to midsize businesses across a wide variety of industries and have written over 1,365 U.S. immigration business plans.

Our immigration business plans enable our clients to get approved for their L1 visa. Company Founder, Jason Coles, is considered an industry expert in immigration business plans and has over 27 years of experience helping other businesses grow using both traditional and cutting-edge sales, marketing, and social media strategies.

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Why does an L-1 Visa application require a business plan?

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Like many different types of visas offered by the U.S. Immigration Service, the L-1A Visa is subject to strenuous scrutiny, particularly for smaller businesses or new start-ups.

While larger multinational corporations or household names may only require a letter from the company director or minimal information to secure this kind of visa, this is not really the case for younger or less-known businesses.

For example, you may be just starting out with your first U.S.-based subsidiary or affiliate of your smaller overseas business or you may be purchasing an established U.S.-based business.

By providing a professional, well-written L1 visa business plan detailing your expansion to the United States, you’re essentially showing the U.S. Immigration Services (USCIS) that you mean business by launching or growing your company in the U.S. and that you have the qualifications, resources, and capabilities to be successful.

Not only can this kind of plan be helpful for your immigration application, but it can also be helpful to your company as a whole, particularly if you use a U.S.-based specialist such as JDC Consultancy who only focuses on writing immigration business plans, and has been doing so since 2006.

If you are interested, we also write E-2 Visa Business Plans if that visa happens to be more suited to your circumstances. The E-2 is a treaty investor visa that is extremely popular among foreign entrepreneurs.

What is an L-1 Visa?

There are several criteria for applying for an L1 Visa. This particular visa is a temporary one for those who do not intend to immigrate permanently but allows a business owner, manager, or specialized knowledge employee to relocate temporarily to the U.S. location (subsidiary, affiliate, or branch) of the company for work purposes.

Despite the L1 visa being an employment-based non-immigrant visa, it is also a “dual intent” visa. This means that an L1 visa holder and their dependents may apply for permanent residency without jeopardizing their L visa status.

Some of the criteria included in applying for an L1A or L1B Visa include:

The business owner or employee must have worked for the subsidiary, head or branch office or affiliate office for at least one continuous year. The year that they were employed must be within the past three years.

The U.S. company must be the parent, branch, or affiliate company of the overseas company that the business owner or employee will be coming from.

When it comes to the L-1A Visa, it’s a particularly efficient way for small companies or even start-ups to expand their market to the United States. By using this visa, a business owner (or part-owner), manager, or highly-qualified member of staff (with specialized knowledge) can come over and set up the new subsidiary exactly to the company’s specifications, ensuring that standards are maintained and adhered to from the get-go. This can actually be a cost-saving measure to have a trusted manager on-site temporarily, rather than multiple overseas trips, phone calls, and teleconferences in an effort to set up the U.S. company remotely.

L1 Visa Annual Issuances

The L1 visa is one of the most popular US non-immigrant visas for foreign nationals. After gathering statistics, we created a graph displaying the number of L1 visa issuances between 2015 and 2019.

The graphic below includes not only the number of L1 visa approvals each year but the approximate percentage increase/decrease of L1 issuances. A comprehensive and professional L1 business plan is an essential aspect of any L1 visa application.

L1 Visa Issuances

What are the types of L1 Visa that can be applied for?

  1. L-1A Visa: Intracompany Transferee for Executives or Managers
  2. L-1B Visa: Intracompany Transferee for Specialized Knowledge Employees or Managers
  3. L-1 Blanket Visa

You can click to visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website here: L1 Visa page to learn more about each particular visa. Seeing as these are highly intricate visas and truly depend on your company’s situation and status, it’s a good idea to speak to a specialized U.S. Immigration Lawyer who focuses on business visas to determine which one applies best for you. Once this is determined, JDC Consultancy can work with you and your lawyer to ensure that all the critical support paperwork, such as your L1 Visa Business Plan, is submitted together with the rest of your documentation.

What about spouses and children?

One of the great things about an L-1 Visa is that you are also allowed to bring over your spouse and any children that you have. Your spouse will be granted an L-2 visa, allowing them to work for any company in the United States. Additionally, any of your dependent children who are under the age of 21 would also be granted an L-2 visa, allowing them to work or study while they are living temporarily in the U.S.

We take our business very seriously because we understand the life-changing effects that our clients go through in relocating to another country. We also understand the complexities of starting and/or buying a business or franchise in a foreign country. We are here to help and guide you and provide you with a comprehensive and professionally written L1 Visa Business Plan that achieves the desired result of fulfilling your dreams and aspirations of living and working in the United States.

Read What Our Clients Say About our L-1 Visa Business Plan Services

It was a great experience working with Jason. We were re-applying for the L1A visa again, which was denied once before due to a previous business plan being inadequate, as one of the reasons for denial. After a brief consultation with Jason and going through only a small editing process the new business plan that was prepared by Jason resulted in a successful L-1 visa application. Jason is very receptive and he understood the direction we needed very quickly, and also guided us very well in terms of what should and shouldn’t be featured as part of the immigration business plan. The result speaks for it the best, I am very happy!

All the best,


Dmitri K – General Manager, Bicycle, LLC
South Africa, relocated to Charlotte, NC

To read more testimonials from clients that have successfully obtained their L-1 visa by having JDC Consultancy write them a professional U.S. Immigration Business Plan, click here.

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