What are the eligibility criteria to apply for an EB-1 type green card in the USA?

I am going to go with the assumption that you are talking about the Eb-1 Extraordinary Abilities “self petition” Green Card. 

As other answers have already described, you really have to be the best of the best when it comes to your area of expertise. It’s not a simple process (after all, you have to be extraordinary to qualify!) but it can be accomplished.

As one answer described, you have to be able to at least answer 3 out of 10 qualifying questions. However, keep in mind that just being able to answer “yes” to the minimum and providing proof doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get the Green Card. In fact, there have people that have answered more than the 3 questions, but still were deemed ineligible. The real focus is in what you provide as proof.

It’s more than just being published—it’s the type of publication and whether or not people cite your work in theirs.

Its more than winning awards—it’s whether or not it is globally recognized.

It’s more than being smart—it’s being a true expert that others come to for advice and guidance.

There’s a lot that goes into proving that you are truly the right candidate for this incredibly unique type of green card.

Your best option is to consult an immigration attorney that can go through your credentials with a fine tooth comb. LawTrades is happy to hook you up with a lawyer who can go over your qualifications and offer more insight. Check out our affordable services and let us know if you’d like a consultation.