EB-1C Visa is an immigrant visa designed to provide multi-national companies with the option to transfer executives, managers, and specialized knowledge personnel to U.S. affiliated company. The U.S. affiliated company does not have to come from the same industry.
The EB 1C visa is similar to the L-1A visa; however, the L-1A is a temporary nonimmigrant visa. L-1A visa holders can petition for the EB-1C permanent visa and subsequently apply for an Adjustment of Status in the U.S. If the individuals are outside the U.S., the processing can also be done abroad at a U.S. consulate after the EB-1C petition has been approved.
The individual must be employed in a similar Managerial/Executive rank at the U.S. affiliate. It is recommended for these companies to provide 15-20+ American jobs and have professional employees underneath the EB 1C visa holder.
The individual must have been working at the affiliate abroad for at least one (1) continuous year in the past three (3) years in a Manager, Executive, or Specialized Knowledge capacity.
The U.S. company must have been conducting business for at least one (1) full year.
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