EB1-1 Visa (Green Card) - Requirements & Info on How to Apply
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The EB1-1 Visa, or Employment-Based Extraordinary Ability Green Card (First Preference), is part of the EB-1 set of permanent residency US visas.

EB1-1 is available to foreign nationals who demonstrate extraordinary ability in their field, whether the sciences, the arts, education, business, or athletics. Extraordinary ability is normally proven through showing evidence of “sustained national or international acclaim”.

Other EB1 Category Green Cards

  • EB1-2 – Outstanding Researcher / Professor
  • EB1-3 – Multinational Executive / Manager

Benefits of EB1-1 Green Card

EB1-1 visa green card for extraordinary abilityThe EB1-1 is seen as a particularly desirable Green Card because:

  • Priority dates are “current”, i.e. there is no enforced wait time, which means the wait can be a lot shorter than for other Green Cards.
  • It is also not necessary to go through the PERM process (where the Department of Labor would need to establish that existing U.S.-based workers could fill the same position).

For these reasons, EB1-1 applications are subject to extremely close scrutiny, and they are among the most difficult visas to obtain.

You are strongly advised to hire an immigration attorney that has a track record in securing this type of visa. Contact Online Visas to arrange your visa strategy session.

Qualifying for EB1-1

To qualify for the EB1-1, you should be able to prove you qualify for one of the following eligibility criteria:

Route 1: “Extraordinary Ability”

  • You can demonstrate extraordinary ability in your field (sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics) through sustained national or international acclaim.
  • The evidence submitted must meet at least 3 out of 10 criteria set byUSCIS , or provide evidence of a truly exceptional single achievement.

Route 2: “Outstanding Professor or Researcher”

  • You can demonstrate that you have earned international recognition for outstanding performance in your special academic field.
  • In addition, you must have minimum 3 years’ experience either in teaching or in research in the same academic area.
  • Finally, you must be seeking to enter the United States in order to pursue tenure or tenure-track teaching or to take up a research position at a university (or equivalent educational institution). Evidence must meet 2 of 6 criteria set by USCIS .

Route 3: “Multinational Executive or Manager”

  • This is open to those seeking to enter the United States in order to continue to work for an organization or business that has employed the applicant in a managerial or executive capacity outside the country for at least one of the preceding three years.
  • The petitioning employer must be a U.S. employer and must have been doing business for at least one year at the time of application.

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Smruti Sirsat says March 1, 2017

I am an artist looking for more information on the EB 1 visa,

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    OnlineVisas.com says March 30, 2017

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    Jon Velie says October 24, 2018

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Philomina John says March 26, 2019

Working for the last two years on L1B visa . What is the next step to be taken?

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    Elizabeth Rudolph says December 20, 2019

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VIRENDRA SINGH says June 9, 2019

Seeking EB-1-3 Visa ( MNC Executive / Manager )

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    Elizabeth Rudolph says December 20, 2019

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Jitinder Singh says July 12, 2019

I am an Executive Chef with 20 years an international experiences in culinary 3 years diploma and looking for more information on the EB 1 visa,

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    Elizabeth Rudolph says December 20, 2019

    Thank you for your interest in Online Visas. It would be helpful to get some additional information about you so we can see if we can assist you.

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Meheroze Al Hassan says December 13, 2019

How can i get extra ordinary Visa having visited Usa last year with B1B2 multiple visa.
I am an architect by profession & researcher in the field of Sustainable Design,Green Building,Elderly people’s Health & Housing Service,Eco friendly Planning etc.
This is Chief Architect Meheroze Al Hassan from Dhaka Bangladesh,who is an international Architectural juror of Architecture.Master.prize-USA based & Europe Based Architecture Design Platform-INSPIRE LI Award.
Visitor3970630: He is the juror for several local Universities in Dhaka & got the Nomination for “Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture -2015” by Berger Paint -a Multinational enterprise in .SouthAsia.
He has designed more than 150 architectural buildings in major metropolis across Bangladesh with more than 20 years of practical experience in related fields.

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