Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for California

Q: Can a remote US employee living in Australia qualify for EB1C Green card?

Hi there, I am located in Brisbane Australia. I was born in India and hold Australian Citizenship. I work remotely from Australia for a US company. I have an Indefinite contract with the company, and I pay my taxes in Australia. My company does have 1 offshore office registered in London UK. I was hired there, as I had worked with the team lead in a previous job, when I lived in US on a H1B . While working remotely for this job, I manage a team of 5 QA Engineers who are all based in Vietnam; all remotely. I manage their daily work activities and also am a de-facto QA Lead for half of the Engineering team. My job title in the offer letter does say QA Engineer though. I hold a Master's degree in Computer Science from Univ. of Southern California. And also a MBA degree that I received from Australian Institute of Business. I would like to know, that if I qualify for an EB1C Green card and what would be the best approach to achieve that. Thanks

3 Lawyer Answers
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: This is an extremely dense, complex and, honestly, inappropriate legal inquiry for a remote legal answer. It requires a detailed, comprehensive and diligent case review with your participation in order to analyze that legal situation properly.

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: The best approach to achieve immigrating to the US is to work with an experienced immigration attorney. The attorney will discuss with you various business visas and the requirements for the visa that is best for you. Supporting documents are based on your situation and qualifications. The alternative to not working with an experienced immigration attorney is to do the research yourself. You can start with the requirements for the visa you seek.

Tia L. Smith
Tia L. Smith
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA

A: EB1s are considerably more nuanced than your other employment based visas, and you will want competent counsel to flush out your options. While a general list of EB1 requirements are available on various sites, alone, it won't be sufficient to properly answer your question, and neither will this forum. You will save a ton of time and money if you hire sooner rather than later. Best of luck!

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