Employment Green Cards

EB-1C Green Card

EB-1C Green Card is a subcategory of EB-1 employment-based Green Card, and it is issued to people who are seeking admission to the U.S. as either managers or executives in a U.S. office, affiliate, or subsidiary of foreign companies.


EB-1C also allows foreign companies to send managers or executives for establishing a start-up company in the United States.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The employer company must prove a qualifying relationship with a foreign company, meaning that the U.S. company must be either a branch, office, affiliate, or subsidiary of the foreign company.
  • The company must be active in the U.S. for at least one year.
  • The employer must employ the employee either in an executive or managerial position.
  • Employee must have been employed by the foreign company as an executive or manager at least for a year in the last three years preceding the admission to the U.S.

Family Members:

The spouses and unmarried children (under the age of 21) are eligible to accompany the applicant. The spouses may seek admission in E-14 and children in E-15 immigrant status.

FAQ:

No. A U.S. employer must file the petition on behalf of you. 

No. Your sponsoring employer is not required to apply for Labor Certification to petition on behalf of you. 

A manager is defined as a person:

  • Who oversees the management of the organization, department, subdivision, or unit 
  • Who is responsible for supervising and controlling the duties of other supervisors, professionals, or managers, or directs a critical operation of the organization 
  • Who finalizes the hiring and firing of employees, or grants promotion or paid leaves if the situation requires 
  • Who observes and reviews the daily operations required by his/her position

   

An executive is defined as a person:

  • Who oversees the management of the organization, or a substantial unit or an operation of the organization
  • Who devises the organization’s, or its substantial unit’s or operation’s, goals and policies
  • Who has broad decision-making authority
  • Who receives general supervisory direction from higher-level executives, stockholders, or a board of directors of the organization 

 

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