United States

United States EB-1C Visa

United States EB-1C Visa

The EB-1C visa is the first preference category for U.S. employment-based immigrant visa. Applicants must have held an executive or managerial position at a company outside the U.S. for at least one continuous year within the past three years and be transferred to the U.S. parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or branch office to continue exercising executive or managerial duties.

Serving as a pathway to directly apply for permanent residency (Green Card) with a short processing period, applicants can freely entry into and out of the United States with their family.

For applicants can not meet the requirements to apply for EB1C currently, they can apply for L1A nonimmigrant visa first to land in the U.S. to start the business.

Time to permit

1- 2 years

Visa-free travel

186 countries and regions

Passport rank

7th in the world

Residency requirement

No residency requirements


Tax system in USA

Established time

Program launched in 1990

Application Requirements

1. The principle applicant should have been working for a qualifying organization/company(outside the U.S.) for one continuous year within the three years and as an executive or manager;


2. The applicant should be seeking to enter the United States to provide service in an executive or managerial capacity for a branch of the same employer or one of its qualifying organizations;


3. The U.S. entity must have been genuinely operational for over a year (not a shell company). It is advisable to have a turnover of $1 million or more and 10-15 employees (not minimum requirement; if not met, please contact Globevisa for personalized assessment based on specific circumstances);


4. The U.S. company must have a qualifying relationship with a foreign company (parent company, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate, collectively referred to as qualifying organizations).

Program Benefits

1. One of the fastest routes to obtain US permanent residence with short processing time, premium processing can be as quick as 45 working days.


2. There is no need to explain the source of income for the investment.


3. The applicant can bring eligible dependants to the US, including the spouse and the children under the age of 2.