Are you a foreign national manager or executive for a multinational corporation, or a foreign company with an office or affiliated entity in the United States? Do you have permission to come to the U.S. to work and live through your company? Or, are you a representative or agent of a U.S. office of a multinational or company, who wishes to bring a foreign national manager or executive from abroad to live and work?

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If either of the above descriptions describe you, then you should consider the EB-1C Immigrant and Green Card eligible visa category. This visa allows foreign nationals who are executives or managers of U.S. affiliated entities abroad, the opportunity to immigrate to the United States with relatively little difficulty. Unlike with visas in the EB-3 category, because its an EB-1 subcategory, no costly and time-consuming Department of Labor, labor certification process is necessary.


Foreign national executives or managers who have been employed abroad within the same firm or corporation as the sponsoring U.S. entity, or it’s abroad-based: affiliate, subsidiary or parent entity, may be eligible. It will principally depend on whether they have been employed abroad in that managerial or executive capacity for at least one year in the last three years prior to entry into the United States. The other factor will be the condition of the U.S. office/affiliate looking to employ them. If the United States company sponsoring them has been “doing business” for U.S. Immigration Legal purposes for at least a year; as an entity related to the foreign one that the foreign employee is coming from, then the foreign manager or executive is likely eligible. Note doing business for purposes of U.S. Immigration Law means: providing goods and/or services on behalf of a legally-operated business AND DOES NOT INCLUDE the mere presence of an agent or office of the qualifying organization in the U.S. and abroad. The only other requirement is that the U.S. employer will have to submit a statement that the foreign national will be employed as an executive or manager in the United States, as well. If you are interested in pursuing this visa or a similar one, please feel free to play around and experiment with our employment-based visa eligibility quiz, available here

Other Options for Managers and Executives

It is important to consider, depending on the individual circumstances, that there may be quicker, less expensive, and potentially better options for foreign national Managers and Executives, than the EB-1C. The EB-1C is an Immigrant Visa and thus applications for it are often subjected to longer processing times, higher degrees of scrutiny and more expense, than similar non-immigrant visas. Some of these similar non-immigrant visas, even allow the foreign national any easy path to seek a Green Card and Permanent Residency in the future. One downside of the EB-1C classification is that premium processing is not available, so if the Manager or Executive that the employer is seeking to sponsor is abroad during the application process, it can take a very long time to process the EB-1C petition. Thus, the L-1 which is kind of the equivalent non-immigrant visa to the EB-1C for “intra-company transfers” (really means Executives and Managers or employees with “specialized knowledge), can be a very attractive alternative. Especially considering if an additional fee is paid, you can have “Premium Processing” of your application and get a decision within 15 days. Thus, the foreign national Executive or Manager who otherwise fits the criteria of the EB-1C petition, can quickly come to the United States with L-1 status, and then later apply to adjust their status to the EB-1C while in the U.S. The whole time, living and working with their approved  L-1 Nonimmigrant status while they leisurely await the decision on their EB-1C Green Card-eligible immigrant status. Like the EB-1C however, the employee will have had to have been employed abroad for an entity related to the United States entity, for at least one continuous year in the last year years, and typically employed in an Executive or Managerial capacity (which have strict legal definitions), unless they can be properly characterized as an employee with “specialized knowledge.” Also, like the EB-1C, employers will not have to go through the time intensive and expensive process of getting an approved Department of Labor Certification, before bringing their qualified foreign employees to the U.S. to work. For more information on the L-1 Visa, please click the button below:

Another alternative to consider to the EB-1C and the L-1 Nonimmigrant Visa is the H-1B Visa. This Nonimmigrant Visa is available to “speciality occupation” workers, which really means workers with Bachelor’s Degrees and/or equivalent qualifications. This Nonimmigrant Visa, like the L-1, is unique in that it allows its holders to pursue Immigrant Visas (that allow Green Cards), without prejudice. This can be a great option for bringing a future Executive or Manager from abroad to work for your company, in that capacity, when they otherwise don’t fit the criteria required for an EB-1C or an L-1. Unlike the L-1 however, there is a numerical cap to the number of approved H-1B visas (65,000 annually), with an additional 20,000 visas on top of that number, reserved for those foreign nationals who are new graduates of U.S. Master’s programs. Additionally, and unfortunately, unlike the L-1 or the EB-1C, the H-1B requires an approved U.S. Department of Labor Certification for the position that the foreign national is being hired for, and this can be an expensive and very time-intensive process. However, if the foreign national isn’t qualified for an L-1 because they haven’t worked abroad in an executive or managerial capacity (or in a specialized knowledge capacity), for a foreign entity affiliated with the sponsoring U.S. employer for at least 1 out of the last 3 years, the H-1B may be the best option available. Always worth considering with respect to the H-1B Visa is if the foreign national may qualify for an Immigrant Visa via the EB-2 Visa (if they have an Advanced Degree) or the EB-3 Visa (if they have a Bachelor’s Degree or foreign equivalent). However, as with all Immigrant Visas even if they qualify for one of these two, it may be much more delayed than applying for the H-1B first, and then pursuing these longer term options later; once the employee is living and working in the United States. For more information on the H-1B Visa, please click the button below:


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With more than a decade in the field, Julia Greenberg has earned a reputation as a highly successful immigration attorney. Since 2006, she has represented countless corporate and individual clients in complex matters ranging from removal (deportation) to asylum, family, business and investor’s petitions, and employment-based cases.

Authorized to practice in immigrant courts throughout the United States, Ms. Greenberg may also appear before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern districts of New York, and the New York Supreme Court. Ms. Greenberg takes pride in helping clients who have been unable to get satisfactory results elsewhere. Her honesty and compassion, combined with her expertise and vast knowledge of immigration law make her a formidable opponent in court – resulting in a long list of satisfied clients and positive referrals.

Outside of court, Ms. Greenberg often addresses Congress regarding relevant legislation. She also devotes her spare time to making presentations at local events, where she answers questions for New York’s immigrant community.Ms. Greenberg is a member of the New York City Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where she is a member in good standing in its New York Chapter. Ms. Greenberg is also fluent in Russian.

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  • Avatar nana bulia ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Today I’m really thrilled with the fact that I achieved success in my immigration case and it wouldn’t have been without a great professionalism of my immigration lawyer Mrs. Julia Greenberg. Compassion is Julia’s one of many other excellent … More qualities as a lawyer. She focuses on how others feel. Without compassion, you cannot put yourself in your client’s shoes or fully understand the issues your client faces. A lot of thanks to her and the best wishes in her carrier and personal life.
  • Avatar Konstantin ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    From the beginning to the end an exceptional service. We had a marriage on US citizen case. Outcome is a green card without even going on the interview. If you have immigration question, look no more. They will get the job done.
    … More you Julia, you're the best !
  • Avatar Adaptor ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Julia is a very professional lawyer. Helped throughout the process and was always attentive. Thanks to her, I won my case.
    Best service!
  • Avatar randa elkhashab ★★★★★ 12 months ago
    This firm is just amazing ! I wouldn’t have picked a better immigration lawyer. Julia is amazing she is very understanding and took care of my husbands and I case very throughly. My case was a bit complicated and she helped us manage it … More . She helped us prepare very well . Julia was also very responsive at all times . I recommend her team in a heart beat to anyone who needs help in immigration matters. Amazing results!
  • Avatar Kate Burtsev ★★★★★ a year ago
    All through our immigration process, which took about 5 years, Julia Greenberg demonstrated professionalism, exemplary work ethics and deep knowledge of immigration law. She was always available and provided thought through answers to our … More multiple questions. In my opinion, what really distinguishes Julia from other immigration lawyers we have worked with is that she is willing to go the extra mile for her clients. The fact that the prosecutor in our case complimented Julia for her outstanding effort serves as the best proof of her professionalism.
  • Avatar Sheroz Temurov ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Julia Greenberg is a marvelous attorney based on my experience. Not only is she very professional and quick to react, she is also comprehensive which is a big thing for me. She has been diligent with my case and has been with me every step … More of the way, which has not only made this easier, but also less stressful. To every wondering whether or not to go to her, I recommend that you do because she is excellent at her job which makes her an excellent attorney. I’am so thankful for her and thankful for everything she has done.
  • Avatar Misha Kols ★★★★★ a year ago
    I had a great experience with Julia throughout my case. Fast and efficient.
  • Avatar Igor Tsublionak ★★★★★ a year ago
    Julia is one of the most professional people I've ever met. Help me with my immigration case without a flaw.
  • Avatar Jelena Palaic ★★★★★ a year ago
    Great attorney. Don’t wait, hire Julia and help yourself. Quick on respond, reliable and very professional.
    Knows what she is doing.
    Thank you Julia very much!
  • Avatar Levan Tsurtsumia ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    I am an athlete whose I-140 was initially denied by the USCIS. I was lucky to find Julia, who in just couple of days was able to correct my case and  gather, review necessary documents and file a timely appeal. In just 3 months after she … More did it, my case was approved. Thanks to Julia I am now designated to be extraordinary in the eyes of USCIS.
    Totally recommend you guys to contact Julia, she is the best Lawyer as good person.
  • Avatar Tatiana Tereknina ★★★★★ a year ago
    Julia is fantastic! She is efficient, honest and trustworthy! Our case was lost and after countless attempts to reach USCIS, I finally called Julia. She managed to resolve our issue very fast. I highly recommend Julia and her team!
  • Avatar Leanor G ★★★★★ a year ago
    Julia is a lawyer with a big heart.
    I worked with Julia directly. Calls, correspondence were only with her. I felt strong support. It is very difficult to find a lawyer who are really involved in your case. But Julia is the right lawyer.
    … More With her you are in good hands.
    As Julia says, I will fight to the end.
  • Avatar KKProject Inc ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    It was a pleasure working with Julia! She is a very professional immigration layer and is very responsive, which was very important to us.
    Julia helped us with the citizenship case delay and picked up the marriage case. Both cases were
    … More successfully completed by her, while the previous layer has failed to do.
    Highly recommended!
  • Avatar Julia Gutsul ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Highly recommended!!!!
    100% professional attorney! She knows her job!
    Amazing lawyer and just a VERY pleasant person☺️
    If you have any questions regarding immigration - just call to Julia Greenberg!
    I am very thankful for her🤩🤩🤩
    I wish
    … More all the best and good luck 🌞


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