On May 10, 2008, we received an approval notice for an I-140 EB-1C Multinational Executive Manager application we field for our client. A unique case, the approval of which shed a positive light to our client¡¦s ten-year pursuit for the US permanent residency.
Our client in this case is a young single lady from a business family. About ten years ago, her families obtained temporary residency through EB-5 million-dollar investment program. Nevertheless, the consequent tangling with the problem of the EB-5 regulations and administrative delay for removing the condition of temporary residency worn out the family¡¦s patience and forced them to give up their temporary residency.
After returning to her country, our client worked as a manager for the family business for a couple of years. Then through our help in application, she came back with L-1A in 2005, and then in 2007 filed the I-140 petition.
Due to the special nature of their business, our client is exposed to a greater level of risk in obligation than ordinary business owners. As such, when they came back to the US, the selection of business entity to protect the client¡¦s personal property becomes a priority concern of the client. Through our analysis and recommendation, the US business was eventually formed in the form of limited partnership with a company which was also headed by the client serving as the general partner.
In the I-140 petition, we described in great detail the relationship among the partners, and analyzed the reasoning behind the forming of the limited partnership. We also submitted a substantial amount of documentation to the USCIS. Finally, our client received the I-140 approval last week and is expecting to cross the line for her quest for permanent residency soon. The feeling is just like what we always say in Houston: ¡§How Sweet It Is!¡¨