EB-1A

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The EB-1A is a preference category for United States employment-based permanent residency. It is intended for “priority workers.” Those are foreign nationals who either have “extraordinary abilities,” or are “outstanding professors or researchers,” and also includes “some executives and managers of foreign companies who are transferred to the US.” It allows them to remain permanently in the US.

Minimum Requirements

  • demonstrate an extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim
  • are not required to have a permanent offer of employment in the US and are eligible to self-petition.
  • Must intend to work in the US in their field of expertise.

How to Get an EB-1A Visa?

EB-1 applicants, unlike most EB-2 and EB-3 applicants, don’t have to go through the “labor certification” process. If they are in status in the US (for example, working on an O-1 visa) and are from a country for which EB-1 numbers are current