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EB-1 First Preference – Aliens of Extraordinary Ability

What areas are considered?

Sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim.

Outstanding professors and researchers

Multinational manager or executive

What are the Requirements?

One-time achievement (i.e., Pulitzer, Oscar, Olympic Medal), OR

Meet three criteria to demonstrate extraordinary ability

Criteria for Demonstrating Extraordinary Ability:

You must meet 3 out of the 10 listed criteria below to prove extraordinary ability in your field:

Evidence of receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence

Evidence of your membership in associations in the field which demand outstanding achievement of their members

Evidence of published material about you in professional or major trade publications or other major media 

Evidence that you have been asked to judge the work of others, either individually or on a panel

Evidence of your original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance to the field

Evidence of your authorship of scholarly articles in professional or major trade publications or other major media 

Evidence that your work has been displayed at artistic exhibitions or showcases 

Evidence of your performance of a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations 

Evidence that you command a high salary or other significantly high remuneration in relation to others in the field

Evidence of your commercial successes in the performing arts

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