US Green Cards

EB-1 Category

Employment-Based Immigration: First Preference EB-1

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:
Extraordinary Ability Outstanding professors and researchers Multinational manager or executive
  • You must be able to demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim.
  • Your achievements must be recognized in your field through extensive documentation. No offer of employment is required.
  • You must demonstrate international recognition for your outstanding achievements in a particular academic field.
  • You must have at least 3 years experience in teaching or research in that academic area.
  • You must be entering the United States in order to pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education.
  • You must have been employed outside the United States in the 3 years preceding the petition for at least 1 year by a firm or corporation and you must be seeking to enter the United States to continue service to that firm or organization.
  • Your employment must have been outside the United States in a managerial or executive capacity and with the same employer, an affiliate, or a subsidiary of the employer.
  • You must meet 3 of 10 criteria* below, or provide evidence of a one-time achievement (i.e., Pulitzer, Oscar, Olympic Medal)
  • You must include documentation of at least two listed below** and an offer of employment from the prospective U.S. employer.
  • Your petitioning employer must be a U.S. employer. Your employer must have been doing business for at least 1 year, as an affiliate, a subsidiary, or as the same corporation or other legal entity that employed you abroad.

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