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...

24 Feb 2016

Recapture of Time Abroad to Extend Nonimmigrant Status

The law limits the amount of time an individual is permitted to remain in the United States in H1B or L-1 status. However, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) permits a person in H1B or L-1 status to recapture time spent outside the United...

22 Feb 2016

Sheela Murthy Meets with Senior Officials at U.S. Consulate in Chennai

Murthy Law Firm founder and president, Sheela Murthy, was in India in January 2016. A meeting was scheduled for the 22nd. Accompanied by team members from the firm's liaison office in Chennai, Murthy met with the Chief of the Nonimmigrant Visa Section, Lindsey L. Rothenberg,...