An often overlooked green card option is the EB1 Multinational Manager or Executive. It is an excellent green card option as it avoids the burdensome and arduous PERM process as required in EB2 and EB3 green card cases. The requirements of an EB1 Multinational Executive or Manager are similar to an L1 Intracompany Transferee Visa. In particular, the requirements are to have been “employed outside the United States in the 3 years preceding the petition for at least 1 year by a firm or corporation and you must be seeking to enter the United States to continue service to that firm or organization. Your employment must have been outside the United States in a managerial or executive capacity and with the same employer, an affiliate, or a subsidiary of the employer.” (Emphasis Added). Seems straightforward enough, however USCIS has been scrutinizing L1’s and EB1 green card’s. In particular, the managerial or executive capacity has generally been the element scrutinized the most. Immigration lawyers, including myself are unsure of the reason for the increased scrutiny over EB1 Multinational Manager Green Cards and L1 intracompany transferee visas. There are many theories out there. The purpose of this article is to provide a few suggestions to help strengthen your EB1 Green Card Petition to increase the chances of approval. As mentioned above, a common reason for denial is proof that the position overseas and/or in the United States is as a “manager” or in a “executive capacity”.