First Preference: EB1 Visa Priority Workers
There are approximately 40,000 EB1 Visas made available by the United States Congress each year. Applicants for EB1 Visas do not require the process of labor certification (PERM), however a strong showing that the applicant is one of the following is required:
- Worker of extraordinary ability in the arts, business, science, education, or athletics;
- Outstanding University Professor or Researcher; or
- Transferring Executive or Manager of a multinational company.
Persons of Extraordinary Ability
Aliens with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim and whose achievements have been recognized through extensive documentation. It must be shown that entry by the Alien will “substantially benefit” the US prospectively, or in the future. Self-petitioning without an employer is permitted under this category.
Proving extraordinary ability requires a very high showing and strong proof that the Alien does possess extraordinary ability and will benefit the United States. It is important to contact an experienced and tested law firm for an EB1 green card application, contact Cipolla Law Group for a consultation.