Definition of Specialized Knowledge in the L Visa Category

Definition of Specialized Knowledge in the L Visa Category

The interpretation of "specialized knowledge" for the L-1B classification has evolved substantially over the years since the L-1 visa category was created in 1970. The term has been analyzed in decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), elaborated on in agency guidance, addressed by regulations, and modified by legislation. Most recently, however, there has been increased scrutiny of the L-1 program that has led to rigid application of the specialized knowledge standard that runs contrary to the purpose for which the program was created.

Related Articles

Evolution of the L-1B “Specialized Knowledge” Definition

Recent Trends in L-1B Specialized Knowledge Adjudication for IT Consulting Companies

Categories:

SECURE AN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

Our lawyers will individually and clearly explain the visa or green card process and will simplify the complex procedure in small, easy to understand steps.
    • Please enter your first name.
    • Please enter your last name.
    • Please enter your email address.
      This isn't a valid email address.
    • This isn't a valid phone number.
    • Please make a selection.
    • Please enter a message.