The organization must seek to transfer you to the United States to work in one of the capacities listed above. Initial period of stay in the United States:
Up to 3 years (1 year for new office petitions).
Extensions possible in up to 2-year increments.
Maximum period of stay:
7 years for managers and executives (L-1A).
5 years for specialized knowledge workers (L-1B).
Executives and managers who qualify for L-1A status are also in a position to qualify for permanent residence under the employment-based first preference immigrant category.