My L1A petition was recently approved. My employer is not filing my EB1(c) petition, based on the same foreign managerial position and the same U.S. managerial position. Does the L1A approval mean it is very likely the EB1(c) will be approved?


On paper, the requirements for the L1A category and the EB1(c) category are extremely similar. In practice, the USCIS tends to adjudicate the EB1(c) category using a higher standard, as it is requesting a permanent benefit. So, while having an L1A petition approved certainly is encouraging, it does not necessarily mean an EB1(c) petition based on the same foreign and U.S. positions will be approved. (12.Oct.2023)

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