EB-1 GREEN CARD aka E11 – Extraordinary Ability Permanent Residence
Employment-based immigration is a wildly popular and widely-utilized area of immigration that many who don’t consider to be an option actually should. The first-preference EB-1 visa’s area of coverage is broad, and countless individuals qualify each year and enter the United States with EB1 status and live here happily. Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers specialize in the EB-1 visa classification and highly recommend the EB1 often to many of our clients who we feel may qualify.
The EB1 covers three primary categories: Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers, and Multinational Managers or Executives. Each one of these categories has separate requirements and qualifications that an applicant must meet in order to be eligible for the EB-1. Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers and Pasadena immigration lawyers work with our EB-1 clients to ensure that their petition is drafted in the best possible manner to ensure that the petition is approved and our client’s dreams become reality.
Those who wish to qualify for the EB-1 as an individual with extraordinary ability must be able to demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through extensive documentation and must show that sustained national or international acclaim has been achieved. There are ten criteria given for extraordinary ability, at least three of which must be met by the petitioner in order to qualify. Our immigration lawyers will help you determine which of these criteria you fit and in what way to present this on the petition. Alternatively, you can provide evidence of a significant one-time achievement such as winning an Olympic Medal or an Oscar in order to qualify for the EB-1 as an individual with extraordinary ability.
Those who wish to qualify for the EB-1 as an outstanding professor or researcher must be able to demonstrate that they have at least three years of teaching or research experience in their field of academia and are entering the US in order to pursue tenure or a tenure track position, and have been recognized nationally or internationally for their achievements. Of the criteria set for this category, the national must meet two as well as present an offer of employment from a prospective US employer. While this category is far less inclusive than that of extraordinary ability, nearly all areas of academia are accepted and may qualify a professor or researcher. Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers help many professors and researchers acquire an EB1 visa and highly recommend contacting our office if you feel there is even the slightest chance you may qualify.
Multinational managers and executives are a favorite of our Los Angeles immigration lawyers. Business-minded professionals connect with our attorneys at a more personal level, because that is our first language, and we relish the chance to assist like-minded individuals in their goals. While we connect with all of our clients, no matter their walk of life or career path, multinational managers and executives hold a special place in our collective heart. These individuals must have been employed outside the US for at least one year in the three which preceded the date the petition was filed at a firm or corporation at which he/she will be continue to be employed within the US (or with an affiliate or subsidiary of that same corporation).
Contact our office and speak with a professional immigration attorney today. The beginning of your future successes could be only a phone call or email away – you’ve waited long enough.