EB1A Green Card Extraordinary Ability

Chicago EB-1a Extraordinary Ability Lawyer

Chicago EB1A Extraordinary Ability Green Card Lawyer

EB-1A Extraordinary Ability is a first preference employment-based green card.  Unlike other employment based green card categories such as EB-1(b) and EB-1(c), EB-1A extraordinary ability does not require a job offer and is thus self-sponsored. This is an ideal residency option if you can proof extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim.

What are the requirements for EB-1A Extraordinary Ability Green Card?

  • Extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim.
  • Achievements can be recognized through extensive documentation.

How to prove EB-1A “extraordinary ability”?

To demonstrate that you have extraordinary ability in your field, you need to prove that you possess at least three of the following, or provide evidence of a one time achievement Award such as Pulitzer, Oscar, Olympic Medal:

  • Prizes/Awards
    Evidence of receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence.
  • Professional Membership
    Evidence of your membership in associations in the field which demand outstanding achievement of their members.
  • Featured in Publication
    Evidence of published material about youin professional or major trade publications or other major media.
  • Published Articles
    Evidence of your authorship of scholarly articlesin professional or major trade publications or other major media.
  • Judge/Panelist
    Evidence that you have been asked to judge the work of others, either individually or on a panel.
  • Significant Contributions
    Evidence of your original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance to the field.
  • Work exhibitions
    Evidence that your work has been displayed at artistic exhibitions or showcases.
  • Leading Role
    Evidence of your performance of a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations.

Assuming you possess at least 3 of the above criteria, USCIS will conduct a “merits hearing” to establish that the above criteria indicate you possess sustained national or international acclaim within your field (ie. you possess extraordinary ability).

At Cipolla Law Group, we have over 30 years of combined experience helping scholars and professionals like you to achieve their immigration goals. Call 773-687-0549 or contact us online today and find out if you can obtain a green card via self sponsorship. We speak 中文, español, français, italiano and Portuguese.

Are you qualified for EB1 Extraordinary Green Card?

Proving extraordinary ability for an EB-1A Extraordinary Ability green card in your related field requires extensive evidence and documentation and most importantly professional guidance and legal skills from our lawyers.  The key to a successful self-sponsored green card such as EB-1(a) requires three crucial factors:

(1) Your credentials;

(2) proof of your credentials;

(3) legal skills to apply the relevant law and past case laws to properly present your petition and maximize your chance of approval.

Customized EB-1A Extraordinary Ability Petition

We do not believe in cookie cutter templates or checklists because each client’s background is unique.  We guarantee to provide personalized services to all of our EB-1A extraordinary ability clients by building customized legal strategies.

We will begin our EB-1A process by getting to know your background, your achievements, an overview of your field, and then provide suggestions to prove you have extraordinary ability based on your specific background and not a cookie cutter template checklist.

We also review our clients background for other alternative permanent residence options such as a national interest waiver. In some cases, an EB-1A extraordinary ability petition can be filed concurrently with an EB-2 NIW green card (national interest waiver) petition.

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If you are interested in learning more about EB-1a green card, please contact an experienced Chicago EB-1A green card lawyer at Cipolla Law Group today. We have over 30 years of combined experienced representing scholars and professionals to live in the United States. Your case will be evaluated, drafted and represented by only lawyers.   Our legal team will assist with case assembling and other administrative support to both our clients and lawyers so that our lawyers can focus on doing what they are good at – building the strongest EB-1A extraordinary ability green card case possible for our clients. Our Chicago Immigration lawyers speak Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. We’re conveniently located in downtown Chicago and Lincoln Park, near DePaul campus.

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