Worcester And Newton Center Attorneys Helping Persons Of Extraordinary Ability With EB-1 Visas
EB-1 immigrant visas are given first preference among employment-based immigration visas and provide qualified professionals the opportunity for permanent residency. The greatest advantage of EB-1 visas is an exemption from the labor certification process, which can be costly and time-consuming. These visas are reserved for individuals considered to have an “extraordinary ability.”
If you believe you meet the eligibility requirements for an EB-1 extraordinary ability visa, the experienced and highly skilled immigrant visa attorneys at Tadmor & Tadmor, LLP, can help you. For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, contact us at our Boston-area office locations in Newton Center and Worcester, Massachusetts. Call 508-791-9400.
The USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) defines the meaning of this in their eligibility criterion. A person seeking an EB-1 immigrant visa based on extraordinary ability “must be able to demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim.” This requires extensive documentation but does not require that an individual have an offer of employment in the U.S.
Requirements For An EB-1 Immigrant Visa Based On Extraordinary Ability
In order to qualify for an EB-1 extraordinary ability visa, an applicant must provide evidence for at least three of ten criteria. This criteria can also be found on the USCIS website and are as follows:
- Received lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence
- Membership in associations in the field which demand outstanding achievement of their members
- Published material about you in professional or major trade publications or other major media
- Have been asked to judge the work of others, either individually or on a panel
- Original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance to the field
- Author of scholarly articles in professional or major trade publications or other major media
- Displayed work at artistic exhibitions or showcases
- Performed a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations
- Commanded a high salary or other significantly high remuneration in relation to others in the field
- Commercial success in performing arts
An applicant can also provide evidence of extraordinary ability by showing a very significant “one-time achievement.” Examples include an Olympic medal, Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Peace Prize or Academy Award. Applicants can petition themselves through a Form I-140.
Contact Tadmor & Tadmor, LLP, To Schedule A Consultation
We are here to answer any questions you may have about EB-1 immigrant visas and to help you start the process. To speak with an employment immigration/work visa lawyer or schedule an appointment, call our Newton Center and Worcester, Massachusetts, law offices at 508-791-9400. You may also contact us by email.