I work for a NY based LLP law firm in London. I have been offered the chance to move the New York. In the past, my firm has only applied for L1B visas but I would like to move on the L1A visa. I have only worked for 2 years at my firm and earn approximately $200,000 per year. How can I justify my L1A visa? I understand that the visa officer will be interested in whether I have hire and fire power, reporters, etc. In an LLP, no individual has hire and fire power. It is determined by partnership agreement. Also, I do not have constant reportees. I supervise employees but they are fluid and change depending on the deal that I am working on.
I was born in India, so it is important for me for move on the L1A so that at least have a chance to apply in the EB1 category for my green card.