L-1 Nonimmigrant Visa Program

"[A] nonimmigrant classification [that] enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States. This classification also enables a foreign company which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send an executive or manager to the United States with the purpose of establishing one."

- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services