MANAGERS AND EXECUTIVE TRANSFEREES
EB-1C: Managers and Executive Transferees
EB-1C Visas provide a route for small or new foreign companies to expand their businesses to the United States. The advantage to smaller companies is that the EB-1C Visa allows for the transfer of highly knowledgeable managers or executives who have extensive knowledge of the company’s operations. The intention is to help ensure that starting a new U.S. branch of a company is easy, methodical, and according to the specifications of the company.
The required qualifications are as follows:
The employing company must have a qualifying relationship with a foreign company (parent, subsidiary, affiliate, etc.)
The employing company must conduct business in the United States and in one other country. The business may be done directly or through a subsidiary.
The company must exist for at least one year in the United States.
The manager or executive must have been employed outside the United States with the related foreign company for 1 year in the preceding 3 years. The employment must have been in a managerial or executive capacity.
Managers must prove that they:
Manage a function or a department of the organization.
Supervise the work of others as well as hire and fire subordinates.
Are able to control the daily activities and salaries of employees
Executives must they:
Are able to direct managers in your organization
Make far-reaching decisions without substantial supervision
Establish large-scale goals and policies