Multinational Executive / Manager Green Card And The L-1A And L-1B Work Visa
A person who is a manager or an executive of a multinational company can file directly for a green card if the U.S. branch has been in business for at least a year. There is a popular procedure whereby a foreign company opens a new subsidiary in the U.S. and sends a manager to manage the new subsidiary. Then, from 1-7 years later, the U.S. company files for a green card for this manager, as long as the foreign parent and U.S. subsidiary relationship has continued.A company in theory could file directly for a green card for its foreign overseas manager if there is an already existing U.S. subsidiary of this foreign company in the existence of over one year with certain factors or if the foreign company buys out a qualified U.S. company and establishes it as a subsidiary.
When to file between one year and the seventh year depends on the number of employees and other financial factors. An experienced attorney can help to recommend when to file.
A shortcut to this green card category called multinational executive or manager is for a foreign company to purchase anywhere between 51% and 100% of the ownership of an American company which has at least eight employees; then the newly acquired U.S. subsidiary can apply directly for a green card for the foreign manager or executive and can skip the L-1 temporary working visa.
If you are thinking to apply for the Multinational Executive or Manager Green Card Category, call (954) 961-6200 to speak with Alex Barak.
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