Oct 27, 2022
USA
EB-1C Visa

Benefits of EB-1C Green Card

Key advantages of the multinational manager and executive Immigrant Visa application.

Benefits of EB-1C Green Card

There are several key advantages of the multinational manager and executive Immigrant Visa application:

  • EB-1C does not require a PERM Labor Certification. In most cases, skipping the labor certification step speeds up the entire process and enables you to obtain work or travel authorization more quickly.
  • All priority dates are current, Which indicates that you will have access to a visa number. As soon as the USCIS approves your I-140, you can file your I-485. In contrast, some EB2 and EB3 categories may have a lengthy waiting period.
  • The immigrant applicant’s case would be stronger for EB-1C if they had prior L-1A status as the requirements are very similar between the Nonimmigrant L-1A visa and the EB-1C Immigrant Visa.
  • There is no personal investment requirement. Unlike the EB-5 visa, applicants do not need to submit excessive capital investments or create jobs to qualify.

EB-1C vs. L-1A

The requirements for an EB-1C immigrant visa is almost the same as those for obtaining an L-1A status. Both the EB-1C and the L-1A applications require a qualifying relationship between a U.S. company and a foreign company, one year or continuous employment overseas, and that the applicant has held and will fill a senior managerial or executive position in both the overseas company and the sponsoring U.S. company.

Although the L-1A and the EB-1C are very similar in many aspects, there are some essential differences an applicant should be mindful of, including

  • The EB-1C is an immigrant visa. The L-1A is a temporary nonimmigrant visa.
  • A manager or executive can be moved from one of an employer's overseas offices to one of its U.S. locations under the L-1A nonimmigrant classification. Additionally, the L-1A visa allows a foreign company to bring a manager or executive to the U.S. to open an affiliate office if none already exists.
  • An EB-1C is an Immigrant Visa and does not by itself provide the applicant with work authorization. The applicant must have status in the U.S. in addition to this application to work. The L-1A allows the applicant to work immediately after approval.

The EB-1C status requires that the U.S. office has been operating for at least one year, while the L-1A status will enable applicants to enter the U.S. to open new offices with no prior U.S. operation.


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Continue following this series below:

What is the EB-1C Green Card?

The process of the EB-1C Green Card

Benefits of EB-1C Green Card

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