EB-1 Green Card Program



Employment-Based Immigration: First Preference EB-1

You may be eligible for an employment-based, first-preference visa if you have an extraordinary ability, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager. Each occupational category has certain requirements that must be met:


EB-1 Green Card Requirements


Criteria for Demonstrating Extraordinary Ability
(You must meet 3 out of the 10 listed criteria below to prove extraordinary ability in your field):

* 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

Examples of Documentary Evidence That A Person is an Outstanding Professor Or Researcher

* Evidence of receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement

* Evidence of membership in associations that require their members to demonstrate outstanding achievement
* Evidence of published material in professional publications written by others about the alien's work in the academic field
* Evidence of participation, either on a panel or individually, as a judge of the work of others in the same or allied academic field
* Evidence of original scientific or scholarly research contributions in the field
* Evidence of authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals with international circulation) in the field

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