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Employers who regularly file L petitions may file for a blanket L petition in order to obtain continuing approval for itself (and some or all of its parents, branches, subsidiaries and affiliates in the U.S.). This simplifies the process of approving and admitting additional individual L-1A and L-1B workers. After approval of a blanket petition, the petitioner may file for individual employees to enter as L-1 professionals under the blanket petition.

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Yes, immediately family members (i.e. spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age) of L-1 workers are entitled to L-2 status with the same restrictions as the principal. Dependents may be students in the U.S. while remaining in L-2 status, however, dependents may not be employed under the L-2 classification.

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No, prevailing wage is not required for L-1 beneficiaries, but U.S. income must be sufficient to prevent the alien from becoming a public charge.

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No, unlike H-1B, employer is not required to file LCA in L-1 petitions.

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No, unlike H-1B, there is currently no annual cap on L-1 visas.

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