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Hi,
My husband and myself are working in the same company .our company is applied for L1 visa for  both of us. but unfortunately my husband's L1 visa  is not approved.My L1 visa  and My son's L2 visa are approved.
In this case ,
1)whether my husband can apply for L2 visa?
2)The previous L1 Visa  rejection can affect of getting the L2 Visa ?
3)If he gets the L2 Visa , can he work in US?

Answer
Hi,

Your husband can apply for L2 visa stamp based on issuance of L1 visa to you. The L2 visa stamp only requires marriage to L1 visa holder, so your husband should not be denied the visa stamp; his earlier L1 denial has no bearing.

Once your husband is in the U.S., he can apply for employment authorization document (EAD) with the USCIS based on entry to U.S. on L2 visa. It may take 2 to 3 months for the USCIS to issue EAD. With EAD your husband can work for any employer.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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