The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service plans to begin conducting unannounced, post-approval site visits of L-1 petitioners under its Administrative Site Visit and Verification Program (ASVVP) in the beginning of 2014. This new phase of site visits comes in response to a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) entitled Implementation of L-1 Visa Regulations. The report recommends mandatory site visits by USCIS prior to the approval of a new office extension petition to confirm the legitimacy of the petition. Read this alert to learn more about this important development.

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