Success Story: EB-1(C) Application Approved After Close to Six Years of Fighting

On Oct. 26, 2021 the USCIS finally approved an EB-1(C) application (L-1 for green card) we filed for our client. The application was initially received by the USCIS on Feb. 10, 2016 and we have fought with the USCIS for close to six years before the final victory was won. Our client was ecstatic about this approval.

The approval to this application continues our success in L-1/EB-1(C) applications. Our client in this case operated a small oil and gas company. Even though the L-1 was approved and extended, the USCIS issued RFE and then denied the I-140 application as they found that our client “misrepresented” facts when she applied for L-1 visa. We then fought in the AAO, won the remand of the case back to the USCIS, and then waited for another two years in continuous fight with the USCIS until our client finally see the light at the end of the long desperate tunnel.

Lin & Valdez is renowned for our handling of employment and business-related immigration petitions. Our managing attorney Stewart Lin has an LLM from Boston University in international banking law and hence is keen to all business related issues. Over the years, we have filed countless investment related visa petitions, including L-1 visa, E-2 visa, and EB-5 green card applications for our clients around the world. If your company is a parent or subsidiary company of a foreign company, and you wish to apply for L-1A managerial personnel or L-1B foreign employee with special knowledge, please contact us. The help you need, as we always say, is just a click away.