EB-1C International Managers, Executives

EB-1C for Functional Managers - Overseas Team Inclusion

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I had few questions on EB1C filing;
- I am here in the US from 2015. Prior to that I was working as an Manger for the same firm in India.
- I was appointed as a Principal and then promoted as a Solution Manager last year. My role involves tasks during the entire duration of a given project and as part of the project I co-ordinate with the offshore teams assigned on the project for deliverable and to assign other tasks related to the project.<br>
1. As part of EB1C filing is there a mandatory requirement that a manager should be having dedicated team members<br>
2. If 1 is yes then can we consider the offshore team members assigned per project who would be supervised to the level of getting status of tasks, providing clarifications, training them etc.<br>
3. Is there a minimum number of reports required in the US and while I was in India, and if those reports have left the organization is that Ok?

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International Managers (EB-1C) changing jobs under AC21 portability after 180 days

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1. I am on L1A, and I have Approved EAD and AP. Also, 180 days of waiting is over.

My question is, can I switch employers? If so, how will USCIS match my job duties? 

2. On L1A, it's an International Manager experience, and how can I show that I have international manager experience with the new Employer?


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1. Yes, I can confirm that your understanding is correct.

2. Regarding your new employer, your lawyers will provide the necessary assistance and guidance. It's important to note that in your current situation, the requirements differ from when you initially obtained your L-1A or EB-1C visa. At that time, you were required to demonstrate that you had the appropriate experience with the related company. However, now that you are in the AC21 portability phase, you are no longer obligated to fulfill that specific requirement.


Recording for June 06, 2024 Conference Call with Rajiv S. Khanna


Discussion Topics, June 6, 2024 FAQs: International Managers (EB-1C) changing jobs under AC21 portability after 180 days || FAQ: H-1B 60 days grace period H-1B transfer; Impact of switching to B-1/B-2; and family visa validity || FAQ: H-1B 60 days grace period to B-2 conversion: Status gap, transitioning back to H-1B; Starting work again

Recording for November 16, 2023 Conference Call with Rajiv S. Khanna

Immigration Law


  • Working outside the United States on H-1B visa and the implications for remote employees
  • Handling a temporary break on the H-1B visa: Transitioning from work to school and back


EB-1C (International Managers and Executives): Eligibility for H-1B managers in the USA

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I started working in the USA at my current company as a technical engineer, and they sponsored my GC application under the EB2 category. Recently, I was promoted to a manager position where I now oversee a team of 10 individuals. I'm wondering if I qualify to apply for a GC under the EB1 category based on my managerial role.

What are the available avenues to pursue a GC under EB1 as a manager in my current situation?


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The answer is yes, but remember, EB-1C requires that you have worked for a branch or a sister company affiliate of this company outside the U.S. for one year as an executive or managerial employee, or equivalent.

Recording for April 20, 2023 Conference Call with Rajiv S. Khanna


FAQs: Impact of job changes on pending I-140 and/or PERM applications for H-1B holder || Recommendation letters for EB-1A applications ||What happens if you stay outside the U.S. for more than 8 months as a permanent resident