Immigration through employment: EB-1
The EB-1 is an employment-based, first-preference visa. You may be eligible if you are an alien of extraordinary ability, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a certain multinational executive or manager.
The EB-1 is seen as a particularly desirable Green Card because:
- Priority dates are “current”, i.e. there is no enforced wait time, which means the wait can be a lot shorter than for other Green Cards.
- It is also not necessary to go through the PERM process (where the Department of Labor would need to establish that existing U.S.-based workers could fill the same position).
You must be able to demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim. Your achievements must be recognized in your field through extensive documentation. No offer of employment is required.
Outstanding professors and researchers
You must demonstrate international recognition for your outstanding achievements in a particular academic field. You must have at least 3 years of experience in teaching or research in that academic area. You must be entering the United States in order to pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education. Applicants need a job offer.
Multinational manager or executive
You must have been employed outside the United States in the 3 years preceding the petition for at least 1 year by a firm or corporation and you must be seeking to enter the United States to continue service to that firm or organization. Your employment must have been outside the United States in a managerial or executive capacity and with the same employer, an affiliate, or a subsidiary of the employer. An offer of employment is required in this category.
The Law Offices of Kameli and Associates with years of experience in this area can assist individuals interested in applying for a U.S. green card.