What is an EB-1C: Complete Guide
A multinational manager or executive, or EB-1C, is an immigrant petition (I-140) filed by a US employer-petitioner and are for those individuals who are entering the U.S. to work in a managerial or executive capacity.
Procedure & Requirement
To establish eligibility, the foreign national, must have been employed in a managerial or executive capacity by an overseas entity related to the petitioner for at least one year in the past three years. The U.S. employer-petitioner can be an affiliate, parent, or subsidiary of the overseas related entity.
If in the U.S. and working for U.S. employer-petitioner, the foreign national must have been employed by the qualifying entity aboard for at least one year in a managerial or executive capacity. The one year must have occurred during the three years prior to entry as a nonimmigrant.
- A multinational manager can be either a people manager or a functional manager, or both.
- While no labor certification is required for EB-1C, the U.S. employer-petitioner must file an immigrant petition with the USCIS.
- The U.S. employer-petitioner must document it has been doing business for at least one year prior to filing the immigrant petition.
- There is no or very short waiting time for EB-1C category hence the Application for the Adjustment of Status (AOS) can be filed very quickly, unlike other employment based (EB) categories where an individual may have to wait for many years to file AOS