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Old Nov 7th 2014, 5:53 pm
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I'm pre-empting an RFE, as I don't have a degree. Can anybody give examples of what this means in terms of information that must be provided?
Since a degree is not required for an L-1 transfer, I'm not sure what it is you're actually after. Can you clarify please?

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So the move's still on - HR have met with Fragomen and they will go for L-1A next July, once I've been in my current manager role for one year.

They say the process will start late spring. I'm pre-empting an RFE, as I don't have a degree. Can anybody give examples of what this means in terms of information that must be provided? Is there anything that I can pre-empt and have ready to go?

Also, is there any information available around questions that must be answered during the application process. I want to ensure as much is ready as possible, as the timelines will be very tight with the children starting school next year.
Also as an aside, from my own experience you don't have to manage any people for an L1A, you can also manage function:

L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager | USCIS

No RFE so cant help on that front. But the part of the application I saw was a 7 page letter about the companies and me, the I-129, and G28. There was also a pack with supporting info, don't recall what was in it, I believe things like the companies financials Once the I-129 was approved I had to complete a DS-160 to apply for the actual visa at the embassy, that's all personal information, but there are lots of details they want. You can Google all the forms to see whats on them. Whats on the letter is both specific to you/your employer and what the employers lawyer charged my employer $4,500 for back in 2010, this needed a lot of input from me and my employer.
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Since a degree is not required for an L-1 transfer, I'm not sure what it is you're actually after. Can you clarify please?

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I understand that but I was initially informed by Fragomen that for an L-1, even though a degree is not required, it helps. In the absence of one, much more supporting evidence is required in terms of my experience.

If I've been wrongly informed, that's great.
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Also as an aside, from my own experience you don't have to manage any people for an L1A, you can also manage function:

L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager | USCIS

No RFE so cant help on that front. But the part of the application I saw was a 7 page letter about the companies and me, the I-129, and G28. There was also a pack with supporting info, don't recall what was in it, I believe things like the companies financials Once the I-129 was approved I had to complete a DS-160 to apply for the actual visa at the embassy, that's all personal information, but there are lots of details they want. You can Google all the forms to see whats on them. Whats on the letter is both specific to you/your employer and what the employers lawyer charged my employer $4,500 for back in 2010, this needed a lot of input from me and my employer.
Good information - thanks.
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I was initially informed by Fragomen that for an L-1, even though a degree is not required, it helps.
Aren't you curious as to how a degree would help, if none is required? Has anyone actually asked the attorneys that question?


In the absence of one, much more supporting evidence is required in terms of my experience.
You're going to have to fully document your experience anyway... I'm not sure you can provide "much more supporting evidence" on top of what you'd be asked to provide in the first place.

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Aren't you curious as to how a degree would help, if none is required? Has anyone actually asked the attorneys that question?

Good point - it seems I'm at the mercy of the HR rep and attorney. Their main point when I initially went for L-1B was that the Green Card process would be more difficult without a degree.


You're going to have to fully document your experience anyway... I'm not sure you can provide "much more supporting evidence" on top of what you'd be asked to provide in the first place.
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I've seen people on this forum stating that they have had an RFE but had already provided requested info, so just wanted to get clarification and maybe some examples.

As I said, timelines will be very tight and with children involved, I want to cover as many angles prior to the process as possible.
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I've seen people on this forum stating that they have had an RFE but had already provided requested info, so just wanted to get clarification and maybe some examples.
Yes, it sometimes happens that an RFE is issued requesting information that has already been provided.

The appropriated response to an RFE is to send the information that has been requested, and if that means sending exactly the same thing again that is exactly what you do.
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we came on an L1A and my husband does not have a degree - just an HND. He was however managing people and the company was one of those that do a LOT of L1As.
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So the move's still on - HR have met with Fragomen and they will go for L-1A next July, once I've been in my current manager role for one year.

They say the process will start late spring. I'm pre-empting an RFE, as I don't have a degree. Can anybody give examples of what this means in terms of information that must be provided? Is there anything that I can pre-empt and have ready to go?

Also, is there any information available around questions that must be answered during the application process. I want to ensure as much is ready as possible, as the timelines will be very tight with the children starting school next year.
if I am reading this right, you have been with the company over 12 months, but a manager for 5 and they are saying you have top have been one for 12 ??

IMO that's totally wrong, its the period of employment not position that counts

oh and as for a degree...all I have is 4 'O'Levels and a CSE and that never came up
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I'll add my 2c / 2p to this too. I came over on an L-1b (the company cocked that up, it should have originally been an L-1A). After a year, they changed my status to an L-1A and about a year after that, I received my green card following a successful EB-1C petition (multinational manager / executive). All without a degree.
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if I am reading this right, you have been with the company over 12 months, but a manager for 5 and they are saying you have top have been one for 12 ??

IMO that's totally wrong, its the period of employment not position that counts

oh and as for a degree...all I have is 4 'O'Levels and a CSE and that never came up
Interesting - thanks. I'll contact our global mobility team and ask them to put that question to our attorney.
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Thanks for the info everyone!

Visas have been issued Will be heading over in October.
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Good luck!
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Hi all,

I posted a thread two years ago when I had a chance to transfer to the US. However, I didn't progress it.

I've since been offered an Intra-Company transfer with my new company (of three months).

I was all set to begin the process (H1 or L1) when our third-party company (Fragomen) came back to us with an immediate rejection. They stated that it would not be feasible without a degree. They stated that 'massive amounts' of information would be required.

Have things changed in the last couple of years? Has anybody else on the forum been through this process?

I'm a specialist system administrator (SAP) with 16 years IT experience and my company tried for 8 months to find somebody in the US with my skill set and eventually had to look in the UK and Ireland.

Thanks in advance,
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I got an L1-A without a degree but then again I've over 12+ years experience in my field which appeared to tick the box. We did try two immigration attorneys who said they wouldn't be able to get me an L1-A. The third one (Bryan Cave) worked a charm with the same information.
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I got an L1-A...
To clarify, its an L-1A.

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