EB-1 eligibility depends on work in a managerial or executive capacity outside of the US for at least one year in the three years preceding your entry into the US in a nonimmigrant status. That nonimmigrant status does not have to be L-1 status. It appears that you meet the essential requirements, but success will depend on the exact circumstances of your employment, including the nature of your managerial duties. A question in my mind, and probably that of the immigration examiner as well, is whether there is a good faith intention by you and Organization A for you to work for Organization A indefinitely in a managerial capacity. This question is raised by the fact that you are not working for Organization A now. It might be a good idea to work in that role for some time before filing the EB-1 petition, to address that potential concern. You and the employer should seek more targeted counsel from an immigration attorney, and not rely on the cusory conclusions in this forum.
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You need to talk to the immigration attorney working with organization A ... there might be a chance for EB1. But, it is confusing as to why they didn't bring you in on L-1A instead of H-1B.
Maybe their lawyer can explain ... he/she should have access to a file that we don't have access to.
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I agree with Mr. Capriotti. More information is needed. The choice of visas seems a bit unusual for us, without further information, but there may be a reasonable explanation. Good luck.
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