EB-1 category is the first-preference Employment-based Visa, which is designed for people with extraordinary ability, outstanding professors or researchers, multinational executives or managers.
Each of the above categories has certain requirements that must be met. Here is a brief description:
An EB-1 applicant under this category must prove that he/she has “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim.”
Such achievements must be recognized in each field through extensive documentation. However, the applicant is not required to have and offer of employment.
Outstanding Professors and Researchers
An EB-1 applicant under this category must prove that he/she is internationally recognized for outstanding achievements in a particular academic field, with at least 3 years experience in teaching or research in that academic area.
In addition he/she must have an employment offer, and show that his/her reason for immigrating to the United States is to pursue teaching tenure or comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education.
Multinational Manager or Executive
To qualify for an EB-1 visa in this category, the applicant must have been employed outside the United States in the 3 years preceding the application 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.
The applicant must have been employed, outside the United States, in a managerial or executive capacity with the same employer, an affiliate, or a subsidiary of the employer.
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