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Hi all,

So a multinational US-headquartered organization has offered me a job in the UK. I have asked if I can be based out in the US (California) and they've said fine. Regarding visa's what are my options? I understand it is as:-

L1 (internal transfer) is only possible after 12 months of working in that company in the uk.

H1b is a possibility but its all lottery based now so even if i file chances of getting it are small.

I find it hard to believe such a big company cannot get me over and that there are just 2 visas which can be used in this case.

Appreciate any help.
 

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H1B is not lottery based
you need a degree as a minimum with nan employer willing to file for you
on Aril 1st only if the number of applicants exceed the available visa then they operate
a lottery system
 

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H1B is not lottery based
you need a degree as a minimum with nan employer willing to file for you
on Aril 1st only if the number of applicants exceed the available visa then they operate
a lottery system
which was the case last year and, I guess, will be this year. 65k h1b 135k applications. That's a 50% chance of getting one if they are all lottery based.
 

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So you work for the company for 12 months and then they move you over on an L1.(taking into consideration that the job and you qualify for an L1)

I'm surprised that the company were so quick as saying "fine, we'll give you a job in CA" based on the fact that you don't work for them yet.
 

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You can't apply for the visa, the company has to do so.

Transfert from L1(A) to Green Card is easier than from H1B (most of the time). So if your goal eventually is to stay in the US, first work for the company for 1 year, and afterwards go to US with L1A if possible.

What kind of job is it that they offered?
 

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You can't apply for the visa, the company has to do so.

Transfert from L1(A) to Green Card is easier than from H1B (most of the time). So if your goal eventually is to stay in the US, first work for the company for 1 year, and afterwards go to US with L1A if possible.

What kind of job is it that they offered?
Thanks. It's a senior job - specialist
 
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