EB-1 « Aliens of Extraordinary Ability » Very special Green Card : EB-1 category is given to people who have extraordinary skills.

The year which just ended was a year of major accomplishments and growth for our office. We have had the privilege of getting Green Cards for several outstanding and successful people.

The aim of this article is to give some examples of the greatest successes while explaining the green card category.

In order to obtain this card, the individual must prove that he or she has reached the highest level in his or her profession. This can be proven by providing an award that is recognized on an international level or by proving three out of 10 very precise criteria.

This EB-1 category can be applied to all fields.  My last clients were in medicine, in medical research, film production, gastronomic cuisine and fashion.  Each of these individuals had reached a certain level of renowned expertise.

In order to prove this, we have to look deeply into the applicant’s following elements:

  1. A recognized award on an international level;
  2. Membership association that requires reaching the highest level in his or her profession;
  3. Articles about the individual published in specialized journals or media distributed on a national level;
  4. Participation as a judge in a major competition;
  5. Important contributions in the field of science, education, art, athletics or business;
  6. A scholarly author in specific areas of expertise;
  7. Art exhibitions;
  8. Performance in an important role for organizations of distinguishable reputation;
  9. A high salary in comparison to other high-level individuals in his or her field;
  10. Commercial success in performing arts, cinema, etc.

Elements are evaluated according to the category of expertise, which means that the higher the category includes high-level individuals, the more difficult it is.  However, a very specific category may be easier.

The advantage of this type of green card is that the individual can apply directly without having a job offer and does not depend on an employer.  There is no certification, the request is done directly.  The first evaluation is very important so as to verify any missing or weak elements.  Should this be the case, the client must continue to get more evidence to preset a case that will be accepted by US administration.

Whether it be a Chef, a DJ, a Film Producer or a Doctor, each person who has attained certain fame should review this opportunity because even if the title can seem impressive, you can work towards getting this kind of green card.   Many of you have already reached this level.  Take action now that you know the possibilities.

The purpose of this article is to familiarize yourself with the EB-1 « Aliens of Extraordinary Ability » and if you think you may qualify, request a consultation to review your situation as this could change your life and that of your family’s as this was the case for all of my clients.