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For EB1C application, is the criteria that one is M outside US for 1 continous year or cumulative over 3 years. I am relocating within my company to US on L1A visa and have been in India for 24 months in last 30 months. Remaining 6 months i was in US on temporary short term deployments. So now even though with cumulative 2 yrs in India, i have never been actually in India for straight 12 months. Will appreciate opinion on this.

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Cumulative.

Thanks SC1. Just wanted to double check as multiple forums put the 1 yr requirement differently

Your 24 months will be counted

Thanks

OP: Off-topic question. How is the L1 situation right now? Do you have a previously approved L1A or have you recently applied for one? I am planning for the same from Canada but the embassy is operating at a very minimum capacity.

I have a previously approved one. Atleast in India I know the processing is either not happening or only happening for emergency cases. I am not sure though what qualifies as emergency

Question on a similar note. I have spent 1 yr outside as a Manager in my current companh. Will I still be eligible for EB1C if I switch companies? Does EB1C require international experience in the same company?

Yes it has to be in the subsidiary outside US of same company

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