The U.S. government welcomes skillful immigrants in the country for workforce enhancement. Some of the employment immigration visas create a win-win situation for the employee as well as an employer. Similarly, the EB-1 visa falls under the category of employment immigration visas which give a chance to people who are extraordinary with their skills and education to move to the United States of America for good. EB-1 visa is an employment-based, first preference visa which allows you to apply for immigration in the U.S. when you receive a job offer from a U.S. based company and consequently, plan on living there permanently. An acquired EB-1 visa is nothing less than a bounty as it gives you the right to have a driving license, marriage in the U.S., or buy a property. With all due factors, it is highly recommended to competent individuals to apply for an EB-1 visa. But for an uncomplicated EB-1 visa process, you will need a specialist EB-1 visa attorney. Sidman Law Group has a team of competitive EB-1 visa lawyers who will navigate you through the complexities and will make the process ten times easier for you.
There are different categories for EB-1 visas, and all of these categories have their respective criterias for a prospective foreign worker to be eligible to hold the visa. Read below to have an idea of which criteria you fall under:
Standard eligibility criteria
To meet the capacity to apply for a green card, you are bound to meet at least three of the following aspects:
Eligibility criteria for professors and researchers
Being a professor or a researcher gives you an edge of elimination of some requirements, it is essential for you to fulfill at least two of the following aspects to become eligible for an EB-1 Visa:
Eligibility criteria for managers
Last but not least, in order to become eligible for a managerial post, you must have been employed in a managerial capacity outside the United States for at least a year and you intend to enter the U.S. to continue to work for the same organization. Your job must either be with the same employer or an affiliate, provided that the employer runs business within the United States.
There are several steps for the application of an EB-1 visa which are carried out by the employee and employer, both. This process consists of some technical aspects which are best handled by an EB-1 visa attorney. EB-1 visa lawyers state the two significant parts of the visa application, which are:
If you are someone with extraordinary attributes and services, you would not need your employer to file the petition but being a professor or a manager, you will need an employer to file the petition. As a foreign worker, you will have to go through the following process with the help of your EB-1 visa attorney:
The official paperwork is the most crucial requirement of a visa application to ensure your eligibility. There are certain documents that you would require to file an EB-1 visa application, which are:
In addition to these, other documents depend upon your case, so make sure your EB-1 visa lawyer reads the instructions carefully for additional copies before submitting your documents.
You will have to pay several charges while filing an EB-1 visa. These charges vary according to the laws of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the embassy of the U.S.A. But, some of the standard charges that you will have to pay are:
The EB-1 visa is considered to be a wishful green card because of its accompanying benefits. These benefits open a lot of doors for visa holders in the United States of America. Some of the benefits of an EB-1 visa are:
Do you have extraordinary skills and capabilities coupled with numerous achievements? Thinking of moving abroad? An EB-1 visa attorney at Sidman Law Group can help you with the whole procedure to apply for an employment immigrant visa in the United States of America. The experienced EB-1 visa lawyers at Sidman Law Group have years of experience in immigration law and will counsel you at every step of the process. To have one of the best EB-1 visa attorneys handle your case, contact us at 818-981-0352 or email the firm.
As per the U.S. State Dept., employment-based immigration involves three categories: (1) People with extraordinary ability, meaning those who have reached a high level of acclaim and recognition in their fields; (2) outstanding professors and researchers on the path to tenure; and (3) executives or managers employed with multinational U.S.-based corporations.
The EB-2 visa represents the so-called “second preference” under U.S. immigration law. There are two categories under the EB-2 visa: (1) Professionals who have an advanced degree (above and beyond the baccalaureate degree), or, in rarer instances, those who have only a baccalaureate degree but relevant experience in his or her field; and (2) those with “exceptional ability” in the arts and sciences or in business, as demonstrated by evidence.
Available for skilled workers, professionals and unskilled workers (other workers). A labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer are required to become eligible.
Available for ‘special immigrants’ including religious workers, special immigrant juveniles, broadcasters, G-4 International Organization or NATO-6 employees and their family members, armed forces members, Panama Canal Zone employees, certain physicians, Afghan and Iraqi Translators, Afghan and Iraqi nationals who have provided faith service in support of U.S. operations.
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is designed around economic job growth. As per U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, entrepreneurs and their families may immigrate to the U.S. (and are green card eligible) provided that they meet two basic criteria: (1) Can invest in a commercial U.S. business (2) Can create or preserve 10 jobs for U.S. workers.
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