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EB-1C classification is for high-level multinational executives and managers seeking permanent residence in the United States. The definitions of executive and managerial positions are extremely specific, and both require a high level of authority within the company.
EB-1C petitions require sponsorship from a multinational employer with offices in the United States and at least one other foreign country. The U.S. and foreign office(s) must have a qualifying corporate relationship, either having a direct majority-owned relationship or able to trace ownership back to a single parent company or group of shareholders. Additionally, the U.S. company must have been operating for at least one year and show income or investment sufficient to support the managerial or executive role.
The executive or manager must have worked for the foreign subsidiary or affiliate for one whole year within the three years immediately preceding entrance to the United States (either with a green card or with a temporary work visa). As one example, many EB-1C executives and managers start with L-1A nonimmigrant visas, which have similar requirements, and then apply for EB-1C classification.
MT Law successfully represents companies in wide range of industries, from large multinational corporations to small multinational trading companies. We offer detailed advice on business structure, investment, and high-level personnel organization to help companies meet their international staffing goals.
If you are an individual that thinks you might qualify for EB-1C classification, or if you are an employer who would like to sponsor one of your executives or managers for permanent residence, please contact us today for a consultation.