EB-1C Visas

EB-1C Manager and Executive Transfer Visas

The EB-1C Visa facilitates the transfer of executives, managers, and specialized personnel within multinational companies to affiliated U.S. entities, irrespective of industry alignment.

EB-1C Visa Advantages

  • Greater Visa Availability: Generally, quicker than other employment-based immigration visas based upon greater availability of visas in visa bulletin.
  • Permanent Resident Status: The EB-1C visa can result in immigrant status, enabling permanent residency for you and your family
  • No Labor Certification Required: You will be exempt from the labor certification process, including advertising and recruitment.
  • Dependent Inclusion: Allows inclusion of your spouse and unmarried children under 21 as dependents.
  • No Specific Investment Amount Required: This visa allows for entrepreneurs to develop a business plan that requires the services of an executive or manager without any specific investment amount. The only requirement is that the investment and organizational structure be complex enough to require the services of a manager or executive.

EB-1C Visa Requirements

To qualify for the EB-1C Visa, you must:

  • Have been employed outside the U.S. for at least 1 year within the past 3 years, and must be seeking to come to the U.S to continue working with the qualifying U.S. entity.
  • Be hired for a managerial or executive role.

Employers must meet their requirements, including one year of U.S. business operation, a specified legal relationship with the foreign company, and an intention to employ you in a managerial or executive position.

Differences Between EB-1C and L-1A Visas

While similar, the EB-1C Visa is for permanent immigration and results in permanent resident status allowing you to reside in the United States indefinitely, whereas the L-1A is a temporary nonimmigrant visa allowing you to remain in the U.S. only for 1-3 years while you remain employed by a sponsor.

Another key distinction between the L1 visa and the EB1C visas is work authorization. L1 permits work exclusively for the U.S. company petitioner, while EB1C, upon entry or status adjustment, grants permanent residency. As a U.S. permanent resident, you are authorized to work in any capacity, and are not restricted to working solely for the initial U.S. company petitioner, although the offer of permanent employment with the petitioning entity must be in good faith and on a permanent basis.


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EB-1C Visa Application Process and Processing Times

There are two different ways to obtain the EB1C visa: adjustment of status or consular processing, both involve filing Form I-140 with USCIS.

Processing times (6-12 months on average) and obtaining a visa number (6 months to 5 years) vary based on country, demand, and service center workload.

Here is a quick EB-1C visa cost breakdown.

Basic I-140 Filing Fee: $715

Consular Processing Fees (Paid by the employee):

  • DS-260 Fee: $230
  • Affidavit Support Fee: $120
  • Immigrant Visa Fee: $325
  • Immigrant fee: $220

Adjustment of Status Fees (Paid by either the employee or employer):

  • I-140 Filing Fee: $700
  • I-485 Fee: $1,440 ($1140 after 4/1/2024).
  • I-907 Fee: $2,805 (Results in 45 days expedited processing only for Form I-140).

Priority and Final Action Dates

The priority date is the day the USCIS receives your I-140 petition, while the final action date indicates when an immigrant visa number will be available for a non-citizen with a priority date in effect for that month.

It is important to be aware of these dates because if too many people from the same country apply for a green card, the visa availability date will be delayed. On the other hand, if there are too few applicants, the date will be moved up.

Contact our EB-1C Visa Attorneys today if you are seeking an EB-1C visa

Although the application process for an EB-1C visa is less complicated than other employment-based visas, applicants are under greater scrutiny by the government. This means that one mistake can jeopardize your entire process. At Symphorien-Saavedra Law, we have extensive experience in these cases and are ready to help guide you through the process as quickly and accurately as possible. Frank Symphorien-Saavedra, our founder attorney, is Board Certified as an expert in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar and has helped many clients over the years. We would love to provide you with personalized advice guiding you along the process.

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