EMPLOYMENT 1ST PREFERENCE (EB1)
Subcategory 1 (EB11): Extraordinary Ability
Clarification. To prove Extraordinary Ability, you must either (a) have a major achievement (i.e., Nobel, Pulitzer, Oscar, Olympic Gold, etc.) or (b) meet at least three out of ten criteria of (lesser) Extraordinary Ability achievements, specified by the U.S. immigration law.
REQUIREMENT 2. You intend to continue to work in the U.S. in the area of your Extraordinary Ability.
Is a job offer in the U.S. required? - No.
Is Labor Certification required? - No.
Is Prevailing Wage Determination required? - No.
Is proficiency in English required? - No.
Is a minimum education required? - No.
Is a minimum or maximum age required? - No.
Is an Affidavit of Support required? - No.
Is a proof of funds to start life in the U.S. required? - No.
Can your family members get green cards as derivative beneficiaries? - Yes.
1. Authoritative sources directly relevant to this category (in general-to-specific order):
- U.S. DOS Guidance: Employment-Based Immigrant Visas
- Employment-Based Immigration: First Preference EB-1
- U.S. DOS: 502.4. Employment-based IV Classifications
- 8 CFR 204.5
- AFM 22.2