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Alien of Extraordinary Ability (EB-1A)

The EB-1A classification applies to aliens who can demonstrate that they “have risen to the very top of their field of endeavor.”

Applicants can file a self-petition, meaning they do not need an employer’s sponsorship, a job offer, or a labor certification. Additionally, visas are immediately available meaning there is no extensive waiting period for a visa.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  1. Extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim; and
  2. Achievements that have been recognized in the field through extensive documentation.

The petition for the EB-1A is one of the quickest employment options to obtain a green card, or lawful permanent residency. If you are interested in discussing your eligibility, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.

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