Extraordinary Ability Alien (EA)
Employment Based 1st Preference
An extraordinary ability alien must prove that he or she has a level of expertise indicating that the individual is one of that small percentage who has risen to the very top of the field of endeavor. This case option can be self-sponsored, but expect CIS to fully scrutinize the evidence presented, as described in its Kazarian Guidance Memo.
The alien must provide documentation from at least three of the following ten groups:
1. Documentation of the alien’s receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in the field of endeavor.
2. Documentation of the alien’s membership in associations in the field for which classification is sought, which require outstanding achievements of their members, as judged by recognized national or international experts in their disciplines or fields.
3. Published material about the alien in professional or major trade publications or other major media referring to the alien’s work in the field for which classification is sought. Such evidence shall include the title, date and author of the materials and any necessary translations.
4. Evidence of the alien’s participation, either individually or on a panel, as a judge of the work of others in the same or an allied field of specification for which classification is sought.
5. Evidence of the alien’s original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic or business-related contributions of major significance in the field.
6. Evidence of the alien’s authorship of scholarly articles in the field, in professional or major trade publications or other major media.
7. Evidence of the display of the alien’s work in the field at artistic exhibitions or showcases.
8. Evidence that the alien has performed a leading or critical role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation.
9. Evidence that the alien has commanded a high salary or other significantly high remunerations for services, in relation to others in the field.
10. Evidence of commercial success in the performing arts, as shown by box office receipts or record, cassette, compact disk or video sales.
* If the above standards do not readily apply to the beneficiary’s occupation, the petitioner may submit comparable evidence to establish the beneficiary’s eligibility.
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If you are interested in proceeding with this type of case, please fill out the attached Questionnaire and return it to our office.
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Please print out the Client Contact Sheet and fill in questionnaire and send it back to our office.
We will use the information to send you materials or to draft your Immigration Paperwork.
You may either e-mail it to me or fax it back to our office (fax: 404-325-5825).