EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY PROFESSIONALS, OUTSTANDING PROFESSORS OR RESEARCHERS, MULTINATIONAL MANAGERS
WHAT IS EB-1?
It is a green card (permanent resident status). Sometimes this type of green card is called a talent green card.
WHO CAN QUALIFY?
Any professional who can demonstrate extraordinary ability the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international success. The professional’s achievements must be recognized in relative field.
Simply put, any professional who achieved certain level of success verified as set by USCIS can qualify for this type of green card. Although the process may sound straight forward, the standard of proof for EB-1 green card is extremely high.
- Self-petitioning – no job offer required. For EB-1A applicants no job offer is required. EB-1B
and EB-1C require a job offer.
- Fast processing – 15 days for USCIS to respond.
- Green card comes without any limitations or conditions.
- No labor certification is required.
- The annual quota is never exhausted.
SUBCATEGORIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
There are 3 main subcategories for EB-1 green card. Each subcategory has its unique specifications and requirements to the applicant. It is very important that the correct subcategory is identified in each case.
Please discuss it with Los Angeles Immigration Center.
EB-1A: subcategory for Sciences, Arts, Business, Sports. Read more…
EB-1B: subcategory for Outstanding Professor and Researchers. Read more…
EB-1C: subcategory for Multinational Managers or Executives. Read more…
EB-1 STEP-BY- STEP PROCESS
Please read information about the basic steps in EB-1 process. Our attorneys will be glad to discuss with you each step in detail.
State fees are the fees which established by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and go directly to it. Please note that USCIS may change its fees without further notice.
- State Fees if you apply outside of the U.S. Read more…
- State Fees if you apply in the U.S. Read more…
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR EB-1 LAWYER?
- Ask your law firm about their EB-1 approval rate:
Los Angeles Immigration Center specializes on EB-1 petitions and has an outstanding approval rate. EB-1 is our primary nm focus and practice.
- Law firm shall have a long-term experience in EB-1:
Our long-term experience and hundreds of approved petitions will help you to navigate through this very complicated area of the immigration law. Many great general practice immigration law firms attempt to discuss EB-1, but we would like to warn – EB-1 is not something which is recommended to be trusted to a lawyer who does not specialize in this area. EB-1 practice changes monthly and each requirement from the list has thousands of pages of interpretation. Non-inclusion of one sentence or just one piece of evidence can lead a denial of the whole I-140 petition.
Each type of profession and each country has its unique approach. It is recommended to ask your attorney whether she / he has experience with the specific profession (e.g. photographer, actor, model, hair stylist, film director, painter, etc.).
- Very important! The law firm must be easy accessible and reachable through this process
EB-1 lawyer and the legal team should be easy accessible as EB-1 petition is a type of process where a constant communication between the legal team and client is a must. We provide our clients with access to a secure chat, where most questions can be asked instead of old-fashion emailing or trying to reach your attorney via phone for hours.