EB-1 Executive and Managerial Transferee
The EB-1 preference category is available to foreign managers and executives who wish to transfer from their home country to an affiliate, subsidiary, or parent company in the United States. To be considered under this preference category, individuals must have been employed for at least one continuous year in the three years prior to moving to the U.S. In addition, the foreign company and its U.S. based affiliate, subsidiary, or parent must be actively conducting business with one another. Moreover, the applicant must be qualified to fulfill the duties of the position offered by the U.S. company and the company must be capable of compensating the applicant.
There are a number of significant advantages that the EB-1 preference category holds over the other preference categories. Among the most apparent of those advantages is the fact that labor certification (PERM) is not required. Moreover, applicants from most countries (except China and India) have been capable of filing their applications and petitions without first having to wait for a numerical availability. As such, this employment-based category will be immediately available to individuals from most countries.
Under a derivative status, the spouse and children of the principal beneficiary of this preference category will be eligible for green cards. Children must be under the age of 21 and unmarried to be eligible under the derivative status.
At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Austin immigration attorneys charge the following in attorney’s fees when filing under this preference category in the United States with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (please take a moment to read this disclaimer), in addition to the filing fee that is currently charged by the USCIS:
- $7,000 in attorney’s fees (covers the principal beneficiary and any immediate family)
- $700 to pay the filing fee the USCIS charges for the main petition
- $1,225 USCIS fee each person, (or $750 for each person under the age of 14)
If you plan on applying for a green card under the EB-1 preference category as an executive or managerial transferee, the Austin immigration attorneys with the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC are prepared to help you work through the application process (please take a moment to look over a sample of our approved cases). To discuss the particulars of your situation with one of our Austin immigration attorneys, please call our Austin offices at (512) 323-2333 today.