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EB1A GREEN CARD – 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 EB1A benefits is that there are no requirements of a specific job offer or PERM labor certification and the extraordinary ability worker can petition for themselves. If you would like to learn if you may qualify for the EB1A category, schedule a consultation with the DC EB1A green card attorney to get your case started toady.
Evidence of EB1A extraordinary ability:
EB1A extraordinary ability can be established by demonstrating a sustained “national or international acclaim” and that the worker’s achievements have been recognized in his or her field of expertise.
Evidence shall include either:
A one-time achievement such as a major internationally recognized award (for example: a Nobel Prize), or
Documentation of any 3 of the following:
- Receipt of the lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards
- Membership in an association that requires outstanding achievement of their members
- Published materials about the person in professional or major trade publications
- Participation as a judge and judging the work of others
- Original scientific, scholastic, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance
- Authorship of scholarly articles in the field
- High salary or remuneration compared to other in your field
- Artistic exhibitions or showcases
- Performance in leading or cultural roles for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation
- Commercial success in performing arts
How can an EB1A extraordinary ability worker show their intent to continue working in their field of endeavor?
The immigrant can submit clear evidence that he/she will continue working in the field of their extraordinary ability. Such evidence can include letters from current or perspective employers, evidence of contracts, a detailed personal statement or a business plan from the EB1A worker detailing their plans for continuing their work in the US.
While an EB1A worker is not obligated to work solely in their field of endeavor, the USCIS has taken a position that the immigrant should be deriving the majority of their income from the activities associated with their priority worker status.
O1 Visa in Lieu of EB1A Green Card
O1 visas are available to persons of proven extraordinary ability and achievements in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. To be considered a person of extraordinary ability, you must have sustained national or international acclaim in your field. The O1 visa allows you to come to the US to work at a particular event or project, for the length of time it is necessary to complete the said event and project. The O1 visa is a temporary US work visa and is granted for a maximum of 3 years, with unlimited extensions in one-year increments.
Procedure for Obtaining an EB1A Green Card
The procedure for receiving an EB1A green card has a few steps: because EB1A does not require an employer to sponsor their employee, you are ale to petition for yourself. The process begins with filing an I-140 petition with the USCIS. The I-140 petition classifies the foreign worker as a person person of extraordinary ability and qualified to immigrate to the US.
Furthermore, PERM requirement does not apply to EB1A green card preference category. Eb1A petition also qualifies for premium processing. For an additional fee to the USCIS, the petition can be processed within 15 calendar days.
Once 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). It is important to check with the visa bulletin to ensure your priority date is current and an immigrant visa is available.
Why Should You Consider Hiring Our DC Eb1A Green Card Attorney?
EB1A extraordinary ability 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 DC EB1A green card attorney. First, we can help you determine your EB1A 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 EB1A visa petition and submit everything to the proper agency. Once it’s time for a green card interview whether in US or abroad, we will prepare you for the interview. Contact our office to schedule your consultation with our DC EB1A green card attorney today to get your application started.
Our employment-based green card lawyer in Washington DC is dedicated to assisting professionals, entrepreneurs, startups, and company owners with their Eb1A green card needs. We will gladly assist EB1A green card clients from all 50 states and worldwide.
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