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!”