L-1A: Intercompany transfer visa
New Company in USA- Affiliate or subsidiary
Senior manager or executive transfer
EB-1C: Senior manager and key employee green card
Investor + Spouse
Unmarried children under 21 at the time of application
qualifying relationship between the foreign company and the US company
Must have worked for the foreign employer for at least 1 continuous year during the preceding 3 years prior to filing the L1A visa petition.
The visa beneficiary must have worked for the foreign company in a managerial or executive capacity.
The US-Foreign Company structure: can be parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or branch
Worked in foreign company for alteast 1 (one) out of past 3 (three) years
Previously functioned in a managerial or executive role
Will render services to the U.S. entity in managerial or executive role
L-1A classification permits a total period of stay to seven (7) years.
Dependents of L-1A and L-1B holders are issued L-2 visas for the same period of duration as L-1A Spouses in L-2 status are permitted to apply for employment authorization.
EB-1C, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-5
* Managers supervise other professionals or managers or manage an essential function of the company.
* Executives direct a major component of the company, have broad discretionary authority, and receive only general supervision.
The requirements for classification in this subcategory are very similar to those for L-1A
Worked in same employer, subsidiary or affiliate for one year out of the previous three years; in an executive or managerial capacity.
The foreign national must be coming to the United States on the basis of a permanent job offer to work in a management or executive capacity.
NO labor certification and the application process can be initiated directly with USCIS.
DIRECT initiation of process with USCIS by the applicant.
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