EB-1 immigrant visas allow you to obtain permanent residency in the U.S.
The EB-1 Immigrant Visa allows certain foreign nationals within certain groups, who are at the top in their field, to obtain permanent residency in the U.S. These foreign nationals must:
Nonimmigrant workers can obtain a a EB-1 visa if they qualify under any of these employment based categories:
This category is for foreign nationals possessing ‘extraordinary ability’ and who have received national or international acclaim for outstanding achievements in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics
This category is for an ‘outstanding professor or researcher’ who has at least three years experience in teaching or research in their field and received international recognition for their work.
This category is for a ‘manager or executive’ in a multinational company who manages an organization or a major function or division of an organization with offices in the U.S.
EB-1 Immigrant Visa petitions are more challenging than they appear. A qualified immigration attorney will be able to assess if the petition will have the appropriate documentation to meet the criteria under this category and determine how to properly frame the field of expertise for an eligible candidate. An immigration lawyer will be able to cite precedents, if necessary, in cases where the immigration service is applying an unreasonably high burden on the petition.