An individual may be eligible for an employment-based, first-preference EB-1 visa if he/she has an extraordinary ability, is an outstanding educator/academic or is a multinational executive or manager.
Each specific occupational category has particular requirements that must be met. Employers must sponsor their employee by filing USCIS Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker in cases involving Outstanding Professors/Researchers or Managers/Executives.
Foreign nationals holding O-1 or L-1 nonimmigrant visa status often qualify for immigrant status under this category.
The person must be able to demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, e.g. has received the Pulitzer price, an Oscar, or an Olympic Medal.
Outstanding Professors and Researchers
The person must demonstrate international recognition for outstanding achievements in a particular academic field. He/she must have at least 3 years experience in teaching or research in that academic area. An offer of employment from a prospective U.S. employer is required.
Multinational Manager or Executive
The petitioning employer must be a U.S. employer, and 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 the person abroad.
Read the full list of requirements here.
Immigration attorneys at The Dworsky Law Firm have been processing numerous applications for EB-1 visa and will be happy to assist you. Call The Dworsky Law Firm in Chicago at (841) 441-4188, or use the consultation form to describe your case.