EB1 Business Executive Elite Green Cards

EB1 Green Card Checklist - One Time International Award - (i) National Award -
(ii) Invited Membership - (iii) Published Material About You -  (iv) Judging - 
(v) Innovation - (vi) Scholarly Articles - (vii) Exhibition or Showcases - 
(viii) Leading / Critical Role - (ix) High Salary - (x) Commercial Success -
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I actually love working EB1 green card visa cases, what I love about these applications is the fact that initially the client does not even recognize themselves as being that extraordinary. I remember a case I worked on for a client called Samantha she was a designer at a well company and still in her 20s.

Samantha had a BA degree and about 7 years progressive experience in knitwear designs.  In fact she was currently in the US on a H-1B visa and had approached her company about a green card but was rejected. Samantha then case to me to see if there was anything I could do.  We then discussed the possibility of the EB1 and the rest as they say is history.

The EB1 green card visa is about talent, not academic qualifications. In fact you do not need to have a degree at all. If you have excelled in your career to be recognized as a leader in your area of expertise then you may well qualify for an EB1 green card visa, or at the very least, it's certainly worth getting in touch so that we can make a detailed assessment.

EB1 green card visa aliens do not need a sponsor, they can sponsor themselves. The EB1 green card visa works on the principle of Extraordinary Ability but has it's own slightly different checklist. For this checklist you need to be able to satisfy unequivocally at least three from the list below.

As of June 29th 2009 US Immigration (USCIS)  re-introduced the long anticipated Premium Processing (PP) service which means these applications can be decided within a matter of a couple of week as opposed around 12 months previously. EB1 green card visa applications still take a couple of months to meticulously prepare internally, but the good news is that once the application is filed the case can move very quickly thereafter.  Below is the official checklist we have to work to.  Your job is to study the list very carefully putting all modesty aside and then if you can find three or more areas on that list where you think with a bit of effort you could produce evidence that might satisfy the criteria then you may have a chance to qualify for the EB1 green card visa. Qualifying for an EB1 green card visa is an absolutely stunning immigration achievement.  It means that from where you are today you could be approved for a green card in the shortest possible time. If having studied this list you're somewhat unsure, please get in touch detailing what categories you're sure about and what categories you're not sure on.   Please note that I've created "more info" sections after each category, these are in fact additional web pages devoted to further explaining that category in layman's terms.

EB1 Green card Visa Check List:

Evidence of Eligibility: 8 C.F.R. 204.5(h) (3)

Initial evidence: – A petition for an alien of extraordinary ability must be accompanied by evidence that the alien has sustained national or international acclaim and that his or her achievements have been recognized in the field of expertise. Such evidence shall include evidence of a one-time achievement (that is, a major, internationally recognized award), or at least three of the following or the worker may submit "other comparable evidence" if the following criteria do not apply:

One Time International Award [More Info] or three from the following: -

(i) National Award – Documentation of the alien’s receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in the field of endeavor; [More Info]

(ii) Invited Membership – Documentation of the alien’s membership in associations in the field for which classification is sought, which require outstanding achievements of their members, as judge by recognized national or international experts in their disciplines or fields; [More Info]

(iii) Published Material About You – Published material about the alien in professional or major trade publications or other major media, relating the alien’s work in the field for which classification is sought. Such evidence shall include the title, date, and author of the material, and any necessary translation; [More Info]

(iv) Judging – Evidence of the alien’s participation, either individually or on a panel, as a judge of work of others in the same or an allied field of specialization for which classification is sought; [More Info]

(v) Innovation – Evidence of the alien’s original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance in the field; [More Info]

(vi) Scholarly Articles – Evidence of the alien’s authorship of scholarly articles in the field, in professional or major trade publications or other major media; [More Info]

(vii) Exhibitions or Showcases – Evidence of the display of the alien’s work in the field at artistic exhibitions or showcases; [More Info]

(viii) Leading /Critical Role – Evidence that the alien has performed in a leading or critical role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation; [More Info]

(ix) High Salary – Evidence that the alien has commanded a high salary or other significantly high remuneration for services, in relation to others in the field; or [More Info]

(x) Commercial Success – Evidence of commercial successes in the performing arts, as shown by box office receipts or record, cassette, compact disk, or video sales. [More Info]

Now that you have had a chance to review this checklist, take your time to see how you measure up. If you do then when you complete and submit the consultation questionnaire, please include the three or more areas where you think you might be able to qualify.

I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

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By Chris M. Ingram, LL.M., ESQ.
Attorney at Law

US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram
Chris M. Ingram LL.M., ESQ – Immigration Attorney
Admitted in New York.
Practice Specializing in US Immigration Law
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