21 May 2020

June 2020 Visa Bulletin: EB1 India Advances

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the June 2020 Visa Bulletin. All cutoff dates listed refer to the dates in the final action (FA) chart, unless otherwise specified. Visa Bulletin Summary Employment-Based, First Preference (EB1) Category The EB1 cutoff date for India moves ahead by more...

29 Aug 2019

I have been working as a manager for a company in India for two years. I am now being transferred to the U.S. subsidiary to work as a manager in H1B status. Do I need to move to L1A status to be able to file for EB1 as a manager/executive? If the company does not want to sponsor me for EB1, can I sponsor myself?

Answer One does not need to be in L1A status in order to be sponsored for an EB1(c) multinational executive or manager position. But, the EB1(c) petition must be sponsored by the employer. The only type of EB1 case that can be self-sponsored is EB1(a), which...

23 May 2018

June 2018 Visa Bulletin Check-In: Possible Advancement for EB2 and EB3 India

Charles Oppenheim, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, provides visa bulletin explanations and predictions most months. For June 2018, Mr. Oppenheim discusses the possibility of movement in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) and employment-based, third preference (EB3)...

25 Feb 2016

Final Rule for H1B1, CW1, and E-3 Nonimmigrants and EB1 Immigrants

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule that became effective on February 16, 2016, which provides a few revisions to several nonimmigrant visa categories and one immigrant visa category. More specifically, the revisions impact the H1B1 (specialty occupation professionals who are citizens...

23 Apr 2015

AAO Broadens Definition of “Doing Business” for EB1(c), Multinational Executive or Manager Cases

The administrative appeals office (AAO) issued a precedent decision on April 9, 2015, that addresses a key requirement for the employment-based, first preference (EB1) immigrant visa (i.e. green card) category designed for multinational managers and executives. This favorable decision should make it easier for some companies...

01 Mar 2013

AILA Insights into Visa Bulletin CutOff Dates

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recently released a summary of information garnered in discussions with Charles Oppenheim, Chief, Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State (DOS). The information provides insights that help to explain the cutoff dates in the employment-based (EB)...