For multinational executives or managers
EB1C is an immigration visa reserved specifically for multinational executives or managers. For EB1C petitions, a labor certification is not required, but, unlike EB1A, a permanent employment offer is required. So, an employer must sponsor the EB1C petition. The backlog on EB1C is generally “Current,” which means a visa is often available immediately after receiving EB1C approval.
Major requirements of EB1C include the following:
U.S. petitioner has a qualifying relationship with the foreign entity aboard (e.g., affiliate, parent, or subsidiary)
Beneficiary was employed in a managerial or executive capacity by the foreign entity aboard for at least one year within 3 years preceding his/her application for admission or entry as a nonimmigrant.
Beneficiary will work in a managerial or executive capacity at the U.S. petitioner.
U.S. petitioner and foreign entity have been actively engaged in “doing business” for at least one year. Doing business means the company is regularly, systematically, and continuously providing goods and/or services.
U.S. petition has the ability to pay the proffered salary of the EB1C beneficiary