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Question about L1B to green card

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Hi friends,

I don't know much about work visas so I'd like your expertise on the matter.

I work as a financial analyst for a large US internet company for 8 mo. now

I have the possibility of transferring to the US under a L1B visa due to proprietary knowledge of some company tools we use to pull date for our analysis. (Lots of my peers have done so lately)

My company tends to sponsor all its employees that are working in the US for green cards given that the employee wants to do so.

My question is: how hard is it to go from a L1B to a green card?

The reason I ask is because I've always been under the assumption that it only works for highly skilled people with IT degrees that have a very specific knowledge. (programmers, engineers etc) What about business degrees?

What I mean is, I'm a financial analyst, I have knowledge of some tools and about business but nothing so specific that someone in the US wouldn't know if they tried.

My concern is that if I do move to the US I want it to be for the long haul, to develop myself as a professional and also for my family and not only the 5yr duration of the L1B.

I know that there's a lot of EB visa categories so which one would I fit if I'm not a computer wizard?

Just a bit more info on my background, I hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Post-graduate degree in Project Management (both from universities in Brazil)

Thanks in advance,

Giuliano

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Biggest issue seems to be when the company is reluctant to sponsor a GC, you can ask the Lawyer what category they will be looking at but that is mainly a time issue.


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Hi friends,

I don't know much about work visas so I'd like your expertise on the matter.

I work as a financial analyst for a large US internet company for 8 mo. now

I have the possibility of transferring to the US under a L1B visa due to proprietary knowledge of some company tools we use to pull date for our analysis. (Lots of my peers have done so lately)

My company tends to sponsor all its employees that are working in the US for green cards given that the employee wants to do so.

My question is: how hard is it to go from a L1B to a green card?

All comes down to employer willing to sponsor you. If they do - not hard at all. If they don't - very hard.

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