EB1 Green Card
These visas are granted to people in three categories:
- multinational businessmen and women,
- researchers and professors, and
- foreign nationals with special talents or extraordinary abilities – called priority workers.
People granted EB1 Visas do not need to have labor certifications. And with one of the EB1 categories (EB1-A), the beneficiary does not need a job offer. He or she can self-petition.
There are 40,000 EB1 visas granted each year to:
- EB1-A: People of extraordinary ability in the arts, science, business, athletics and education
- EB1-B: Researchers and professors of outstanding ability
- EB1-C: Executives and Managers of International companies who are transferred permanently to the U.S.
- These petitioners do not need a PERM labor certification.
- EB-1As are allowed to self-petition, without an employment offer
- The other categories of EB-1s are not able to self-petition
What Is Extraordinary Ability for EB1-A?
An EB-1A petitioner must have received a major international award, like a Pulitzer or Olympic medal, or meet three of these criteria:
- Lesser national or international award
- Membership in associations in your field which demand achievement
- Having served as a judge of others in your field
- Original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic or business related contributions
- Having work displayed at exhibitions
- Performed a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations
- High salary commensurate with the field
- Commercial success in the performing arts
EB1 Visa Fees
Filing Fee – Regular $1925
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