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L1A to Green Card in EB1 category where Employer is not ready to Sponsor GC

Richfield, MN |

What is the chance for a L1A visa holder of 9 years experience ( 2 yr in USA ) to qualify for a EB1 category . Catch here is the original company which provided the L1A visa will not apply for GC . Can I apply for GC myself in EB1 category ? or Do I need to move to another company on H1 Visa can the new company file for GC under EB1 based on the previous 9 years exp of L1A status ?

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The I140, which is the document to sponsor someone for the EB! is an employer based petition. You must either have your current employer or a new employer sponsor you. You cannot 'sponsor' yourself for a 'green card' unless you own the company.


Extraordinary category is not for you.


EB1C would only be possible if your L-1A employer petitions you.

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