If you possess special skills within your professional field, you may be eligible for an H1B or L1 visa. Both visas are excellent options for companies who wish to hire experienced foreign workers.
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How to Find Out if You Have
EB-1 Green Card Eligibility
Employment-based options are
typically the quickest and easiest
EB-1 Green Card Categories
Extraordinary Ability - Reserved for people who hold specialized and
superior ability in either science, business, education, art, or athletics.
Outstanding Professor and Researcher - Reserved for individuals who are
renowned doctors, scientists, or scholars.
Multinational Executives or Managers - Reserved for people who are of an
executive or managerial level of a multinational company that is opening a
new office location within the United States. You could also qualify for this
category if you are an executive that is being transferred to United States
office in order to impart specialized knowledge.
Benefits of Choosing EB-1
One of the biggest advantages of the EB-1
category is that you do not have to go through
the PERM Labor Certification in order to be
Certification process is to determine if a U.S.
necessary for the foreign worker's intended
position. It is usually a cumbersome and costly
process that can potentially eliminate a foreign
worker's eligibility for a position. The fact that
EB-1 does not require this certification process
is a tremendous benefit.
If you are interested in the Extraordinary Ability
category, you do not need to have a permanent
job offer in order to be eligible. The is an
advantage because it allows you to apply on
your own rather than having to rely on an
employer to apply on your behalf. However, if
you are interested in the Outstanding Professor
and Researcher category or the Multinational
Executives and Managers category, you will
need to have a permanent job offer on the
table--the intended employer will need to file
your application for you.
You have received an award for excellence of international
notability within your field.
You hold membership to group(s) that require outstanding
achievement within your field.
A major prize or award for a significant achievement in
your professional field.
Membership to a group or association that requires you to
have made an outstanding achievement in your field.
In order to meet the requirements for
EB-1 green card eligibility in the
Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding
Professor, Multinational Executives
and Managers category, you will need
to meet the following conditions:
You must have been employed as a manager or executive
for a company outside the U.S. for at least one year within
the last three years.
Your intended position in the U.S. will be of a managerial
or executive level.
Your intended U.S. employer has been in business for a
minimum of one year.
Extraordinary Ability: If you are applying for the
Extraordinary Ability group, you will have to file Form
I-140 (Petition for Alien Worker). Because this group
does not require PERM labor certification, you may file
the form on your own behalf.
EB-1 Green Card
Outstanding Professors and Researchers: This group
also does not require perm labor certification. However,
it does require a permanent job offer. Because of this,
you will need to have a U.S. employer file form I-140
(Petition for Alien Worker) on your behalf.
If you wish to pursue an EB-1 green
card, we’ve put together a few steps to
get you started based on which EB-1
category you choose:
Multinational Manager or Executive: Like the
Outstanding Professors and Researchers group, this
group requires that your intended employer offer you a
permanent position and file form I-140 on your behalf.
Those hoping for EB-1 green card eligibility in this
group will have to have been employed as a manager or
executive for a company in a country outside the U.S.
for at least one year within the last three years.
For more information about the
requirements of EB-1 green card
eligibility, contact the experienced
professionals at Katz Law Office
Ltd. today for a free consultation.
Katz Law Office, Ltd.
4105 West 26th Street Chicago,
(773) 321-6651/ (773) 321-6708