Extraordinary Ability Green Card Petition Approved in 8 Days!

19 January 2022

The lawyers at Midwest Law received approval of an EB-1A extraordinary petition in just eight days. What can often times take months, our lawyers prepared an outstanding petition and received a quick approval.

There are very few options for individuals to self petition for a green card. United States immigration is a petition based program which almost always requires a sponsor, either a family member or a business. The EB-1A, Extraordinary Ability category is one of the few petitions that allow a person to apply for themselves based on their achievements.

The EB-1A is an employment based first preference category petition. It is a complex application that requires the applicant to prove they have achieved at the highest level in their field. They must show they have sustained national or international acclaim in their field. This is often easier said than done. The preparation of an EB-1A petition could take months.

The first step requires providing at least three of the following:

  • 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

Then the petitioner must show that considering all the evidence together they have achieved at the highest level through recognition by leaders in the field. This usually requires letters of recommendation and support.

Midwest Law was able to secure an approval for this highly sought after visa on behalf of a musician and singer that has shown extraordinary ability in a niche musical market.

Contact Midwest Law now to discuss your United States immigration options.


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