The application process for a EB-1 Visa is an immigrant green card petition for Aliens
with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. The EB-1 application grants Aliens with extraordinary abilities to obtain permeant residence within the United States.EB-1 Visa Timeline:
EB-1 6 months time line if you submit together, or it can be 1.5 years.
Forms: I-140 and I-485
If the case if very strong you do it together.
If you are not sure how strong is the case, you do them separately. Do both and get faster the combo card – which is your employment and travel authorization card.
This is how a Combo card looks like:
- Questionnaire and sign up
- Pre papers
- Medical check
- Finger print
- 3-7 months or 14 days premium
Once the I-140 gets approved then automatically USCIS is processing the I-485. The process takes about 6 months.
60 days later you get the combo card.
After 6 months you get a green card for 10 years.
Aliens residing in the U.S. or abroad are eligible to apply for this designation, provided they meet two general qualifications stipulated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
- They are able to demonstrate “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim,” and
- This extraordinary ability is well-supported through “extensive documentation.”
A major, internationally recognized award like an Olympic Medal, Nobel Prize, or Oscar will suffice.
In the absence of such a rare honor, however, applicants can still demonstrate their extraordinary abilities, supported by extensive documentation, by meeting any three of the following criteria:
- Evidence of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence.
- Evidence of membership in associations in the field that demand outstanding achievement of their members.
- Evidence of published material about the applicant in professional or major trade publications or other major media.
- Evidence of participation by the alien as a judge, either individually or on a panel, of others’ work.
- Evidence of original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance to the field.
- Evidence of authorship of scholarly articles in professional journals or major trade publications or other major media.
- Evidence of work that has been displayed at artistic exhibitions or showcases.
- Evidence of having taken on a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations.
- Evidence that the applicant commands a high salary or other significantly high remuneration relative to others in the same field.
- Evidence of commercial success in the performing arts, as shown by either box office receipts or cassette, compact disc, video, or DVD sales.