Overview of the EB-1C
The EB-1C was created for managers and executive who meet the L-1A nonimmigrant requirements and are interested in becoming lawful permanent residents. L-1A status is offered to intercompany executive or managerial transferees that will be coming to the U.S. only temporarily. Therefore, the major difference between the EB-1C and the L-1A is the permanent nature of the EB-1C visa.
Qualifying for the EB-1C
A multinational manager or executive is eligible for priority worker status if he or she has been employed outside the U.S. in the three years preceding the petition for at least one year by a firm or corporation and seeks to enter the U.S. to continue service to that firm or corporation. The employment must have been outside the U.S. in a managerial or executive capacity and with the same employer, affiliate, or a subsidiary of the employer.
The petitioning employer must be a U.S. employer, doing business for at least one year, and is an affiliate, subsidiary, or the same employer as the firm, corporation or other legal entity that employed the foreign national abroad.
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