Approval after L-1A Denial for a Franchise Operation

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We were able to obtain a series of L-1A approvals despite earlier denials. We showed through substantial evidence that a franchise operation may qualify for L-1 visas.

We were able to obtain a series of L-1A approvals despite earlier denials. We showed through substantial evidence that a franchise operation may qualify for L-1 visas.
USCIS maintained that there can never be any actual ownership and control of the petitioning organization by the foreign related company since it is actually owned by the franchisor in the United States.  We successfully challenged this and received approval.

Status: 
L-1A’s approved
Nonimmigrant Visas: