The EB-1A Green Card is an employment-based, first preference visa category specifically designed for individuals of extraordinary ability in fields such as art, education, science, or athletics. To be eligible for this visa, applicants must demonstrate extraordinary ability by meeting at least 3 out of 10 specific criteria or by providing evidence of a one-time achievement, like a Pulitzer, Oscar, or Olympic Medal. Additionally, they must show evidence of their intent to continue working in their area of expertise.
How to Apply?
For the EB-1A Green Card, applicants can self-petition by filing Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker, without needing a U.S. employer’s sponsorship. The application process includes submitting extensive documentation to support claims of extraordinary ability, and upon approval of Form I-140, the applicant can then file Form I-485 to adjust their status. In some cases, Forms I-140 and I-485 can be filed concurrently, which may lead to faster processing times.
Do You Qualify?
To be eligible for the EB-1A Green Card, you must demonstrate extraordinary ability. This can be achieved by meeting at least three of the ten criteria set by U.S. immigration authorities, or by providing evidence of a singular, significant achievement (like an Olympic Medal or an Academy Award). Importantly, you should also show that you will continue to work in your area of expertise.
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At Ernest Goodman Law Firm, we offer:
- Comprehensive Evaluation: Our experts assess your qualifications against the EB-1A criteria to provide you with a clear understanding of your eligibility.
- Documentation Assistance: We help you gather and compile all necessary documentation that showcases your extraordinary abilities and achievements.
- Filing and Representation: Our attorneys guide you in filing Form I-140, and if applicable, Form I-485 for adjusting your status, ensuring that every detail is meticulously addressed.
- Personalized Strategy: We understand that every individual’s journey is unique. Our approach is tailored to your specific background and professional trajectory.
Unlocking Opportunities in the United States
We assist remarkable individuals in securing the EB-1A Green Card, a pathway designed for those who demonstrate extraordinary abilities in their fields. Our dedicated team of immigration attorneys is committed to guiding you through every step of this complex process.