EB1C (Multinational Executive or Manager)
The EB1C is an employment-based immigration petition designed specifically for multinational executives and managers, and must be sponsored by a U.S. employer. Why is this visa better than the other available options? The EB1C is an attractive option because there is currently no visa backlog for this category and priority dates are current. This means more immediate consideration and processing of the petition. Generally, an EB1C is a good option for overseas companies to implant one of their more knowledgeable employees at an affiliate or subsidiary office in the U.S. Moreover, with an EB1C petition, the petitioner may forego the labor shortage attestation process, which is usually required for lower-preference categories and can be a time-consuming process. This visa option is also particularly attractive to those that are already on an L1A visa, as the transfer between the L1A visa to EB1C visa is fluid due to their similar requirements.
In order to qualify for the EB1C, the foreigner must have been employed outside the United States in the 3 years preceding the petition, for at least 1 year by a firm or corporation, and must be seeking to enter into the U.S to continue service to that firm or organization’s affiliated U.S. entity. Moreover, the alien’s employment must have been outside the United States in a managerial or executive capacity and with the same employer, an affiliate, or a subsidiary of the U.S. prospective employer. The transferee’s managerial or executive duties must be at a high level that involves critical decision-making, supervising, and other job duties that are essential to the livelihood of the business. The petitioning employer must be a U.S. employer. This employer must have been doing business for at least 1 year, as an affiliate, a subsidiary, or as the same corporation or other legal entity that employed the foreigner when he or she was abroad.
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