EB-1 Green Card
EB1 One of the chief ideals of our nation is that everyone is equal. No one person is “worth” more than another and everyone should be given the same opportunities. That being said: not all occupations and accomplishments are equal. The EB-1 visa classification is an employment-based “first preference” immigration visa. What this means is that the EB1 is crafted in such a way as to grant individuals who meet certain qualifications easier access to immigration into the US. There are three categories under the EB1 classification: Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers, and Multinational Managers and Executives. These three categories each have their own unique set of requirements and general qualifications that must be met in order for an EB1 to be awarded. Demonstrating one’s eligibility can be difficult, which is why our full-service immigration law firm offers the valuable service of our Los Angeles immigration lawyers and Glendale immigration lawyers to clients seeking the EB1. We also offer free case revews to interested parties seeking more information, so contact us today!
So what exactly qualifies as “extraordinary ability?” I can hang a spoon from my nose: does that count? Well no, not exactly. In order to qualify for the EB1 as an individual with extraordinary ability you must be able to demonstrate that you have said ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics and that you have achieved sustained national or international acclaim. Extensive documentation recording your accomplishments will be required in order to prove your eligibility. Additionally, there is a list of 10 criteria outlining the specific requirements of the category, and anyone wishing to qualify must either meet at least three of those criteria or be able to prove that a single achievement of major significance took place such as an Oscar or an Olympic Medal. Speak with our Los Angeles immigration lawyers and Glendale immigration lawyers for specific instruction and to learn of the options available to you today.
All right, what if you’re a professor or researcher? How would you prove that you’re “outstanding?” Well first off, you need an offer of employment from a prospective US employer. You won’t qualify without this vital piece of documentation – no exceptions. Second, you must be able to prove that you have garnered international recognition for your achievements in your academic field. You must have at least three years of experience teaching or researching in that same area and you must be entering the US to pursue a tenured teaching track or a research position that has a comparable arrangement. Also you must include two of the six required pieces of documentation which our Los Angeles immigration lawyers and Glendale immigration lawyers can provide to you. Schedule your free case review today to begin your journey!
All right multinational managers and executives: it’s your time. Obviously the most important: so you should get the biggest paragraph… except not really because the requirements are pretty straightforward. Not to say that the use of a Los Angeles immigration lawyer or Glendale immigration lawyer wouldn’t be valuable – quite the opposite! In order to qualify, you must have at least one full and continuous year of employment in a firm or corporation outside the US in the three years prior to the date of the petition. This employment must have been in a managerial or executive position, and the employment in the US must be with the same employer or a qualifying organization (who must also provide an offer of employment).
Ok – that’s a brief overview of the vastly complicated legislation governing the EB-1. Come to a free case review and allow us to guide you through this process so you get to the other side safe and sound with visa in hand.