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The EB-1 green card in the first employment-based preference is set aside for “priority workers.” Priority workers of the EB-1 category include:
- EB-1A Persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics
- EB-1B Outstanding professors and researchers with universities or private employers that have established research departments
- EB-1C Managers and executives subject to international transfer to the US
The biggest benefit of being qualified as a “priority worker” under the first employment-based preference is that there is no requirement of the permanent labor certification. Except for EB-1 persons of extraordinary ability, there is a requirement of a full-time employment offer.
EB-1 GREEN CARD FEATURES:
- The EB-1 preference allots over 40,000 annual visas.
- Immigrant visas are usually immediately available to qualifying immigrants.
- The EB-1 category is divided into three groups of priority workers (EB-1A extraordinary ability workers, EB-1B outstanding professors and researchers, and EB-1C managerial and executive transferees). Each group has different standards and requirements, but all have equal access to the immigrant visa.
- Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) does not apply to EB-1 green card preference.
You must be able to demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim. No offer of employment is required. Your achievements must be recognized in your field through extensive documentation.
You must demonstrate international recognition for your outstanding achievements in a particular academic field. You must have at least 3 years experience in teaching or research. You also must be entering the United States in order to pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education. A job offer from employer is required.
You must have been employed outside the US in the 3 years preceding the petition for at least 1 year by a company, and you must be seeking to enter the United States to continue service to that company. Your employment must have been outside the US in a managerial or executive capacity and with the same employer, affiliate, or subsidiary of the employer.
EB-1A PERSONS OF EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY
This preference is available to persons of “extraordinary ability” in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. This ability must be demonstrated through sustained national or international acclaim. The person must have their achievements recognized through extensive documentation. Further, the person should be entering the US to continue work in their field of extraordinary ability. One of the EB-1A green card benefits is that there are no requirements of a specific job offer or PERM labor certification. Thus, the extraordinary ability worker can petition for their own EB1A green card.
EB-1B OUTSTANDING PROFESSORS AND RESEARCHERS
The second group in the first employment-based preference includes outstanding professors and researchers. To be included in this category, you have to show:
- International recognition as outstanding in a specific academic field; and
- At least 3 years of teaching or research in the field. Research or teaching experience gained while working on an advanced degree can count toward the three-year requirements, but only if the research is recognized as outstanding, or if the immigrant had full responsibility for the courses tough; and
- Either the offer of a tenured or tenure-track teaching position or the offer of a comparable research position, or The offer of a research position having no fixed term and in which the employee will ordinarily have an expectation of permanent employment, or The offer of a comparable research position with a private employer if the employer has at last three full-time researchers and documented accomplishments in the research field.
EB-1B requires a job offer by a US employer. The employer is obligated to sponsor the outstanding professor or researcher by filing an I-140 petition. As with all EB-1 green card categories, PERM labor certification is not required.
EB-1C MANAGERS OR EXECUTIVES
The third group in the EB-1 green card priority worker preference covers multinational executives and managers. International companies can benefit from this preference tremendously because it allows them to transfer top-level executives and managers to the US as permanent residents on an expeditious basis – PERM labor certifications are not required and the immigrant visas should be immediately available.
DC EB-1 GREEN CARD ATTORNEY SERVICES:
- EB-1A green card application from start to finish
- EB-1B green card application from start to finish
- EB-1C green card application from start to finish
- I-140 Immigrant petition for alien worker (step 1 of the green card application)
- I-907 Request for premium processing service
- I-485 Adjustment of status (step 2 of the green card application if you are in the US)
- Consular processing (step 2 of the green card application if you are abroad)
- Green card application for dependents of the principal EB-1 applicant
Procedure for Obtaining an EB-1 Green Card
The procedure for receiving an employment based EB-1 green card has a few steps: with an exception of EB-1A green card, the worker usually must be sponsored by a US employer. The employer will usually work with an immigration attorney to file an I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker with the USCIS. The I-140 petition classifies the foreign worker as a person qualified to immigrate through their EB-1 employment.
The PERM requirement does not apply to EB-1 green card preference category.
Once the I-140 petition has been approved, the final step is the application for a green card through adjustment of status (if the worker is in the US and is eligible) or consular process (if the worker is abroad).
Why Should You Consider Hiring Our DC EB-1 Green Card Attorney?
Victoria Kuzmina, a DC EB-1 green card attorney is dedicated to assisting professionals, entrepreneurs, startups, and company owners with their EB-1 green card needs. While our main office is located in Washington, DC, we are able to assist EB-1 green card clients from all 50 states and worldwide.
EB-1 cases require extensive evidence and thorough preparation. Because every case has its own set of facts and circumstances, it is important to work with a dedicated and knowledgeable EB-1 green card lawyer. First, we can help you determine your EB-1 green card eligibility. Second, we will handle the entire case from start to finish: we will help you collect all necessary documents and evidence, we will prepare the EB-1 petition and submit everything to the USCIS and other proper agencies. Contact our office to schedule your consultation with our DC EB-1 green card attorney today to get your application started.
In situations where the employer has not yet hired an immigration attorney or you are filing an EB-1 green card on your own behalf, you should consider consulting with a DC EB-1 green card attorney to help you navigate through this unfamiliar and complex process of obtaining a US employment based EB1 green card.
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