EB1-A

Employment-Based Immigration: First Preference EB-1

EB1-A : Alien of Extraordinary Ability

  • You must be able to demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim
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    Your achievements must be recognized in your field through extensive documentation.

  • No offer of employment is required.
  • No visa bulletin

 

Evidence 

You must meet 3 of 10 criteria* below, or provide evidence of a one-time achievement (i.e., Pulitzer, Oscar, Olympic Medal) 

  • Evidence of receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence
  • Evidence of your membership in associations in the field which demand outstanding achievement of their members
  • Evidence of published material about you in professional or major trade publications or other major media 
  • Evidence that you have been asked to judge the work of others, either individually or on a panel 
  • Evidence of your original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance to the field 
  • Evidence of your authorship of scholarly articles in professional or major trade publications or other major media 
  • Evidence that your work has been displayed at artistic exhibitions or showcases 
  • Evidence of your performance of a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations 
  • Evidence that you command a high salary or other significantly high remuneration in relation to others in the field 
  • Evidence of your commercial successes in the performing arts