EB1C Green Card Approved for Multinational Executive in 3 months
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EB1C Green Card Approved for Multinational Executive in 3 months

We received the approval for a multinational executive in the IT industry for an EB1C green card in 3 months. The entire process of filing the I-140 Adjustment Petition to go from an L1A Manager to a US Permanent Resident (Green Card) under EB1C to green card production took 3 months with NO request for evidence (RFE) and NO interview.

L1B Visa Approved for Technical Sales Professional
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L1B Visa Approved for Technical Sales Professional

We received the approval of an L1B Visa for a Techincal Sales Professional through Form I-129 with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). L1B Petitions are highly scrutinized making approval difficult. Adding to the difficulty, this case was for a sales professional. A field that adds additional scrutiny from USCIS.  We discuss this case and the L1B approval from USCIS here.

My new office L1 visa status was approved, now what?
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My new office L1 visa status was approved, now what?

Receiving approval for an L1 New Office Petition is just the first step in the process of expanding operations into the United States. It is important to understand the limits of the L1 visa and the requirements that must be met within the first year of US operations to prepare for the extension process. We discuss how to prepare for and what to expect during the extension process here. 

USCIS Updates Guidance on L1A Visa Qualifications for Managers and Executives
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USCIS Updates Guidance on L1A Visa Qualifications for Managers and Executives

On August 16, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), updated guidance on who qualifies for L1A Visa status. The L1A visa classification is available for US employers to transfer qualifying managerial and executive level employees from an affiliated foreign office to an office in the United States. We discuss the updated guidance from USCIS and who qualifies for an L1A Visa as a Manager or Executive.

Can I withdraw my visa application at a US port of entry?
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Can I withdraw my visa application at a US port of entry?

When a foreign national (alien) applies for a visa to work in the United States, withdrawal of the visa application is not a matter of right. Find out more about the withdrawal of a visa application for admission at a US Port of Entry.

How do you prove specialized knowledge for an L1B Visa?
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How do you prove specialized knowledge for an L1B Visa?

The L-1B visa classification enables US employers to transfer “Specialized knowledge” employees from an affiliated foreign office to an office in the United States. For the employee to qualify for transfer the employer must establish that the employee meets the minimum requirements for the L-1B visa classification. Find out how to prove your employee meets the L-1B Specialized knowledge requirements.

USCIS accepting I-907 upgrades for multinational executive and manager petitions  filed on or before Jan. 1, 2021
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USCIS accepting I-907 upgrades for multinational executive and manager petitions filed on or before Jan. 1, 2021

On June 1, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began the implementation of premium processing through USCIS Form I-907 for certain pending Form I-140 Immigration Petitions for E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before Jan. 1, 2021. 

As a Canadian citizen how can I work in the US?
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As a Canadian citizen how can I work in the US?

Before any foreign national can work in the United States, they must obtain proper work authorization. There are several different work visas available for Canadians to work and live in the United States. See what options are available for Canadians to work and live in the United States.

As a Mexican Citizen how can I work in the US?
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As a Mexican Citizen how can I work in the US?

Before any foreign national can work in the United States, they must obtain proper work authorization. This is commonly referred to as a work visa. There are several different work visas available for Mexicans to work and live in the United States. See what options are available for Mexicans to work and live in the United States.

Can I travel outside the US with a pending adjustment while on an H-1B or L-1 Visa?
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Can I travel outside the US with a pending adjustment while on an H-1B or L-1 Visa?

In most situations, if you have a pending I-485 Adjustment of Status with USCIS you are not able to travel outside the US until you have received advanced permission to travel. Travel with a pending adjustment is considered abandonment. We discuss traveling outside the US with a pending adjustment while on an H-1B or L-1 Visa.