I'm french and actually in USA for English classes with tourist visa B2 , I'm a qualified employed in customer service and maintenance/troubleshooting in France
I wil pass next week an interview in Virginia ( Richmond) for a multinational company , (headquarters located in Switzerland, with many subsidiary all over the world). this company is a customer of my company in France, they need a employee with my special knowledge of their installations, My CEO wants to create a relationship with this American company and his company in France and "send" me to be the link between both in USA
The company where I work has many US customers with a large flow of goods to the United States and sells specific installations with specifics knowledge. In the futur my CEO wants to create subsidiary in US
Your employer must file an I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker for you or an I-129 Petition for a non-immigrant worker. Additional details are needed to be able to provide complete instructions.
You're talking about an L-1B .. you need to work OUTSIDE of the US for 1 year, before they can transfer you.
Unless they've been pre-certified as a blanket L employer.
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If your current employer in France does not have a direct subsidiary in the US (not a customer or any entity with which they have business relationship, but an actual subsidiary or branch in the US), then unfortunately they will not be able to sponsor you for a work visa in the US.
The Switzerland company (the one with a subsidiary in Richmond), however, may be able to sponsor you for either an H1B or an EB based visa (depending on which one of the preference category you qualify) if they want to offer a temporary or permanent employment position to you (not by entering into business relationships with your existing employer).
Your French company may also be able to sponsor you when they open a subsidiary in the US. When that happens, you will then be able to qualify for either L1, H1B, EB1, EB2 or EB3 (the EB visa will depend on your level of education and expertise).
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