L-1 Visa to Lawful Permanent Residence via EB-1C
The L-1 visa 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 that 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.
We successfully filed an L-1A for a Manager of a company with offices in India, Brazil, Africa and the United States. After the executive arrived in the US and was able to grow the business in the U.S within the first year of operations here, we filed the EB-1C and were successful in getting the application approved and secured the "Green Card" for the applicant.
Eligibility Requirements For EB-1C
For an EB-1C visa, a U.S. employer must demonstrate that:
- If the EB-1C candidate has been employed outside the U.S., she/he has worked for at least one of the three years as an executive or manager for the employer, its parent company, subsidiary, or affiliate.
- If the EB-1C candidate is already working in the U.S., she/he was employed outside the U.S. and has worked for at least one of the three years before transferring to the U.S. as an executive or manager for the employer, its parent company, subsidiary, or affiliate.
- The prospective U.S. employer is the same subsidiary or affiliate of the firm or corporation that employed the candidate abroad.
- The prospective U.S. employer has been doing business for at least one year.
- The candidate is to be employed in the U.S. in an executive or manager.