Employment Based Immigrants

  • EB1 Extraordinary Ability
    • Suitable for:
      • Foreign nationals who have received national or international acclaim for outstanding achievements in Arts, Sciences, Education, Business or Athletics and their immediate family members.

    • Highlights:
      • No job offer or labor certification is required.
      • An EB1-EA petition may be filed simultaneously with another green card application.
      • The alien must be seeking to enter the United States to continue work in the field, and the entry of such alien must substantially benefit prospectively the United States.

    • Requirements:
      • In order to qualify for the EB1-EA, the applicant must have won a Nobel Prize OR show documentation in three of the following areas:
        • Receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence;
        • Membership in associations in the field that demand outstanding achievement of their members, as judged by recognized national or international experts;
        • Published material about the alien in professional or major trade publications;
        • Evidence that the alien is a judge of the work of others in the field;
        • Evidence of the alien’s original contributions of major significance to the field;
        • Authorship of scholarly articles;
        • Display of the alien’s work at artistic exhibitions or showcases;
        • Evidence the alien has performed in a leading or critical role for organizations that have a distinguished reputation;
        • Evidence that the alien commands a high salary in relation to others in the field; or
        • Evidence of commercial success in the performing arts.
  • Necessary Documents: