Immigration Issues/L2 visa reinterview

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My wife and I both work for the same organization. Our company applied for an L1 visa for me and an L2 for her. She is going to accompany me on a leave without pay for the entire duration that I will be there (6 months).
I received my L1 but the counslate has asked my wife to re-appear for the L2 interview. Any idea what this could be because of? Does she need to carry any special type of documentation from our company?

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Hi,

The U.S. Consulate should have issued your wife a list of any documentation that she should carry with her at time of her second interview.

In any event, your wife should carry a letter from your U.S. employer verifying your employment in L1 status. The Consulate normally issues a dependent L2 visa stamp if the Consulate is satisfied that you will maintain your L1A status.  

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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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