What are the benefits of a blanket L certificate?

Original Author: Maria Aquila

The benefit of a blanket L-1 petition is that it provides the employer with the flexibility to transfer an eligible employee to the US on short notice because unlike other petitions the employer is not required to file an individual petition with USCIS. In most cases, once the blanket petition has been approved, the employer only needs to complete the Form I-129S and send it abroad to the employee along with a copy of the blanket petition approval notice and other required evidence so that he or she may present it to a consular officer.