EB-1A Visa

biz-puzzles_350-2Alien of Extraordinary Ability

There are two ways to satisfy the requirements for an EB-1 immigrant visa for extraordinary ability. The first is receiving a major, internationally recognized award. Fortunately for those who haven’t won any world famous prizes yet, the second set of standards is not as difficult to achieve.

If you have fulfilled at least three of the following ten standards, you may also qualify:

  • Evidence of receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence
  • Evidence of your membership in associations in the field which demand outstanding achievement of their members
  • Evidence of published material about you in professional or major trade publications or other major media 
  • Evidence that you have been asked to judge the work of others, either individually or on a panel
  • Evidence of your original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance to the field
  • Evidence of your authorship of scholarly articles in professional or major trade publications or other major media 
  • Evidence that your work has been displayed at artistic exhibitions or showcases 
  • Evidence of your performance of a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations 
  • Evidence that you command a high salary or other significantly high remuneration in relation to others in the field
  • Evidence of your commercial successes in the performing arts