Breaking Down The ABCs
of EB-1 Visa Lawyer
The eb1 visa lawyer will work with you to help you understand the eligibility requirements
for an eb1 visa and provide guidance with your petition letter.
What Is an EB-1 Visa Attorney?
Immigration lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience with US immigration laws and regulations. They represent clients in administrative courts, inform them of their legal rights and obligations, and suggest courses of action based on their skills.
As one of the most respected and needed immigration lawyers in the field, EB-1 immigration lawyers are in high demand. An EB-1 visa lawyer helps clients obtain permanent residency status (green cards) in the United States.
What Is EB-1 Visa?
The EB-1 Visa is one of the most sought-after immigration statuses. This “fast track” visa category allows individuals to work in the US and apply for permanent residence. This process is significantly faster and takes about 8 months to acquire a green card, compared to EB-2 and EB-3 categories, where the applicants must wait a few years before they can even apply for permanent residence status.
What Are EB-1 Visa Requirements?
Applying for an EB-1 visa can be confusing. The EB-1 category is reserved for an alien of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. You need to demonstrate that they have achieved a national or internationally recognized award in their managerial or executive capacity field.
To start the process, you can file Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker, with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). You must attach supporting documentation to your petition.
To apply for an EB-1B or EB-1C visa, a prospective employer must provide a job offer and file an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker with USCIS.
Our highly experienced EB-1 lawyers will determine your EB-1 eligibility by asking you detailed questions and reviewing your documentary evidence during your visa consultation.
EB-1A Visa for Alien of Extraordinary Ability
If you want to obtain an extraordinary ability green card, you must prove that you meet at least 3 out of the 10 EB-1A criteria. These criteria are designed to gauge whether or not someone has demonstrated significant achievement in their field and include things like:
- Receiving lesser nationally/internationally recognized prizes/awards of excellence
- Professional or major media outlets or publications have written about you
- Member of a prestigious association that requires outstanding members’ achievement
- Been asked to judge other people’s work, either individually or as part of a panel
- Published scholarly articles in professional magazines, major trade journals, or other major media outlets.
- Made original contributions to science, scholarship, the arts, athletics, or business.
- Work has been displayed at major exhibitions.
- Pay is significantly higher than others in the field.
- Participated in an essential role in a prestigious organization.
- You can prove your commercial successes in the performing arts.
EB-1B Visa for an Outstanding Professor or Researcher
At least 2 of the 6 criteria below must be met, or comparable evidence must be provided:
- Awarded a major internationally recognized award or prize for an outstanding achievement
- Having membership in associations where outstanding achievement is required by members
- Evidence of your academic work in professional publications written by others
- Participated as a judge, either on a panel or individually, for others’ work in a related field or the same field
- Contributions to original scientific or scholarly research
- Proof of authorship of scholarly publications (in international journals) in the field
EB-1C Visa Requirements for Certain Multinational Managers or Executives
EB-1C visas are reserved for “multinational managers or executives” employed for at least three years by an overseas affiliate, parent, subsidiary, or branch of the sponsoring employer or a US firm or corporation for at least one year. The sponsoring employer must be a US employer and intend to employ you as a manager or executive.
A petitioning US employer must demonstrate that it has been in operation for at least one year and has overseas operations that are an affiliate, subsidiary, or legal entity. No labor certification is required for this type of visa.
What About the Families of EB-1 Visa Holders
The family of EB-1 visa holders can benefit from the primary applicant’s status like a fiancé visa or a marriage visa. Married couples and unmarried children under 21 may be eligible for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status. This means that these family members can work in the US without a labor certification or employment-based petition. Instead, they have documents showing that they will be permitted to work in the US through family-based immigration.
Why Choose an EB-1 Visa Attorney?
All immigration processes are complicated, overwhelming, and can easily cost you more than you bargained for. Although you can undergo this process yourself, an experienced attorney can help you smoothen the process. An EB-1 attorney from an excellent immigration law firm can help you navigate this process and increase your chances of being approved for an EB-1 Visa.
Consider our EB-1 immigration lawyer services if:
- You don’t have the time to do it all by yourself. Filling out forms all by yourself can be time-consuming and costly, leading to unnecessary time wastage.
- Your application has been denied once already. An EB-1 lawyer will ensure that your application is submitted correctly without any errors that may lead to denial. An EB-1 attorney can also advise you about other employment immigration processes if your application for an EB-1 Visa is denied, like filing an appeal to the USCIS or getting a green card through a national interest waiver.
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We’ll assess your eligibility and guide you through the entire process, ensuring that everything is done correctly and efficiently.
Contact us today to book your free initial consultation with an EB1 visa lawyer to start building your attorney-client relationship.