L1-B to Green Card

New snk36
Oct 8 28 Comments

Hi everyone,

I'm soon going to travel to USA on an L1-B visa. This is through an internal transfer from India. Right now my comp is quite less compared to what is offered for a software developer with 10YoE in Seattle, and I'm wondering what the long term benefit is. I was reading about green card and I see that it's easy for L1-A holders to gerlt. But I'm not finding much information on the L1-B to Green card. Could you guys tell me how easy or difficult it is for me to get it if my company sponsors for it (they'd probably be ok to do it 2 years down the line)

TC 128K

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  • LinkedIn babysharx
    L1B holders apply for green card in the EB2 or EB3 category,both of which have considerable wait times (15+ years) for Indians.
    L1A holders can apply in EB1 which can get you a green card in less than 5 years.
    Oct 8 9
    • Facebook / Eng pookyh
      Wow Indians must be flooding into EB1 to trigger that level of change. Were there massive education reforms behind this or did people start publishing more peer reviewed works with citations?
      Oct 9
    • Apple KGHP41
      Fuck no. EB1C managers flooded the queue.
      Oct 9
    • LinkedIn babysharx
      Had no clue about this state of the Eb1 queue.
      Oct 9
    • Facebook / Eng
      dividebyz

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      dividebyzmore
      It's a 3 year wait for EB1 India, not 10+
      Oct 9
    • Apple KGHP41
      Nope. Look at the pending inventory data and CO’s prediction. They have a huge backlog of 16000+ PAs and since 2019, India is getting only 2800 visas (gcs).
      Oct 9
  • Amazon sbsjhskab
    Generally, you will come here on L1 and then your company will file h1 for you. Once you get h1, you are free to switch jobs and make up that tc. Forget green card though, that line is 15+ years irrespective of filing gc on l1 or h1.

    I strongly recommend my friends to go to Canada or something instead of coming to USA as a qualified Indian. They system isrigged to make sure we don't get green card in foreseeable future. It's painful to experience such inequality in this time and day.
    Oct 9 5
    • Microsoft Tattle
      What most Indians wouldn't give to get a Green card in 15 years. It's more like 150years wait now.
      Oct 9
    • Amazon sbsjhskab
      I am assuming 15 years after some law change (if it ever happens).
      Oct 9
    • Microsoft Tattle
      As has been beaten to death on blind, no chance of any laws passing . IMO there is a higher chance of us seeing aliens in our lifetime or pigs flying😀.
      Oct 9
    • Facebook / Eng
      dividebyz

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      dividebyzmore
      It's 70 years for EB2, not 150 years. 70 years is but that long
      Oct 9
    • New snk36
      OP
      Thank you. I'm hoping that they'll revise my pay as I've brought it up as being on the lower end. If I need to get into Canada, I'll have to apply for a PR on my own, which isn't a bad idea. But would you know if there's a possibility of me doing that (Canada) if I come to work in USA on an L1-B?
      Oct 20
  • Cisco Shellie
    If you are getting an opportunity to work in USA then take it , but forget about securing a green card anytime soon. If you live frugally you might end up saving some $$ and USA experience might help you in India.
    Oct 8 1
    • New snk36
      OP
      Yes, that's what I'm thinking of doing. Since green card isn't really a practical option for me, I'm thinking of negotiating for a better pay at the least. Cause 128k for 10 YoE seems to be low based on my earlier question posted on Blind. Thank you for your response.
      Oct 8
  • Salesforce / Eng DafterPunk
    L1A is mostly for PhD's, scientists and researches or VP or executive level etc.. you will be filed in Eb2 catogery for greens card which you can expect a very long line for indians. Welcome to the 100 year queue..
    Oct 8 0
  • New yo4157
    Stay in India.. visa is just painful..
    Oct 8 0
  • Microsoft Tattle
    If you apply now, your wait time is 150 years. Source - https://www.gcreforms.org/waittimes/

    Why are you moving? You will get frustrated with the wait soon. Have India gotten better in recent years?
    Oct 8 0
  • Microsoft tghky
    For someone coming on L1B from India at this time, green card is impossible. Take you money and skills elsewhere. Why you moving anyway?
    Oct 9 2
    • LinkedIn babysharx
      Good point.Especially with a low TC, the grass might not turn out to be as green as it seems from the other side.
      Oct 9
    • New snk36
      OP
      Yes, I initially thought this would give me the opportunity to get into USA, and I planned to get a visa/green card which would help me find a better paying job for a few years before I return. But that doesn't seem easy at all.
      Oct 20
  • New / Manufacturing
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    ksh007more
    Dude seriously? 128k for 10 years of experience? I just graduated in may and getting 100k from a medical device company with no experience whatsoever. They are taking you for a ride in that salary probably bcoz they cant find anyone to work that cheap.
    Oct 13 1
    • New snk36
      OP
      Yes, I realized that after so many of my friends telling me. I'm now negotiating for a better pay. I'll update this post if things change. Thank you for your response.
      Oct 20
  • New snk36
    OP
    Thanks everyone for your response. I guess the green card doesn't make sense.
    Oct 8 0
  • Facebook / Eng
    dividebyz

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    dividebyzmore
    Pretty easy if EB1C. Which company?
    Oct 8 0

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