Immigration for Telecoms Professionals

L1A Visa Petition Approval for a Nigerian Telecoms Executive

We are happy to share that have obtained another L1A visa petition approval. This time it is for a Nigerian telecommunications executive.

The US company, which is an affiliate of a Nigerian company, offers a range of telecommunication services, including installation and maintenance of telecom equipment related to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), code-division multiple access (CDMA), and WiMAX (wireless broadband communication standards). It will provide custom, comprehensive in-building solutions for wireless networks.  It will engineer and install equipment to ensure the interconnection of all systems in a building while including access control and security measures. The US Company will conduct digital (core) center management services, ensuring that the clients’ networks and core systems are always operative and optimized.

The US Company will follow trends and new technologies in the telecommunication and IT industries. As such, it will provide installation and testing services, as well as commission products from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The Company will also install and provide remote management of Flatpak systems integration. Flatpak is a system for building, distributing, and running sandboxed desktop applications on Linux. Through its partnerships with innovators on the IT market, the company will have access to the newest solutions that it will be able to offer to its end-user clients, while also providing testing services to manufacturers.

The Company will  also provide project management services, helping its clients to integrate new technologies into their IT systems.  Intelligence Era U.S.’s project management activities will be conducted in compliance with all required specifications and will not interfere with the clients’ daily operations. By hiring the Company, its clients will ensure that their internal networks are efficient and secure and can answer the demands of all daily tasks. It will provide maintenance and optimization services, updating the clients’ systems to cater to the changing needs of their businesses.

Besides providing services to its clients, the US company will also procure products needed by its clients for the design and installation of informational and telecommunication systems.  It will sell products such as switches, routers, network cables, SFTP cables, and DC converters. In order to support its sales and make the operations more profitable, the Company will create partnerships with the U.S. manufacturers of IT and telecommunication products, such as Cisco Systems, Inc. The Company will establish a supply chain management, sourcing products for its clients that best fit the designed solutions, as well as acquire products for its Nigerian affiliate based on the needs of its clients.

The L1 Visa permits the transfer of qualifying staff members to an existing or newly established US entity. That entity must have a qualifying relationship to the overseas business where the employee works (in this case an affiliate). The L1A Visa is for management and executive level staff and is renewable up to seven years. The L1B Visa is for specialized knowledge employees and is renewable upto five years.

By Verdie Atienza, Head of the L1 & E2 Visa Practice at Davies & Associates. With thanks to his team, especially Adele De Lellis for her work on this case.


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