Frequently Asked Questions - L-1A Visa
- Effect of L-1A Denial on Approved I-140 Green Card
- Effect of Salary Variations During L-1A Visa
- Current Immigration/Visa Options for Entrepreneurs
- Extension of Investor Visas, Religious Visas, Conrad 30 for Physicians
- Rules for Counting 6 Years of H-1B
- Dual Intent Visas and Filing green Card in Multiple Categories Simultaneously
- Can I postpone H-1 status
- GC in L1-A Visa
- L-1A to EB-1
- L-1A Visa and Green Card Application
- L-1 A to Greencard
- I-94 Extension Time
- L-1A holders trying for EB-1
- Green card for L1-B or L1-A holders
- L1A-Blanket petition
- L1A to EB1 from outside USA
- Chances of L1A to EB1
- L1A Extension processing time
True. The EB-5, the religious visa programs and Conrad 30 waives for foreign physicians have been extended until 8 December 2017 pursuant to H.R. 601 – Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017.
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1. You can apply for green card without any wait.
Since A and B are not related, H-1B is the only obvious option to join B. B can start your green card even before you join, but it will not be EB1 (international manager/exec.).
You or any company not a part of the L-1A employer cannot apply for green card based upon your international manager/executive .
Not entirely true. The GC IS for a future job. An employer CAN, based upon a good faith intention to hire you in the future, file a GC for you even while you are not working for them. But, an EB1 for an international manager/executive can only be filed by a company related to the company you worked for when you were outside USA.
It can take a few months. You can apply for premium processing even when the case is filed and pending.
L-1A holders should try under EB1. You could be done in a year.
Smaller companies can have a tough time getting an L-1A.
There is an exemption of time for people who come to USA and continue working with the same group of companies in USA. Their 3 years are counted back from the date they enter USA.
EB1 can be applied while you are outside USA. A new employer can sponsor only after you have worked for them for one year outside USA.
No, sorry. The basis of an International Manager's or Executive's EB-1 filing is that you must have been employed abroad with a related company for one year. Since you will not be able to meet that criterion, I do not see how that type of EB-1 can be filed through a new company.
L-1A extensions are very difficult unless you meet all the criteria.