What are the necessary and sufficient conditions for an EB-1 green card?

Michael offers a great overview for what the general requirements are to qualify for an EB-1. I’d like to center my question on what it means to have “extraordinary ability.” This question comes up quite a bit because it’s so vague.

Here is a basic understanding of some of the things that qualify: 

Other ideas:

  • Major globally recognized awards (i.e. Pulitzer Prize)
  • Proof of membership to major organizations or groups that have a high level of expectation of their members
  • Published content in a journal or other major publication that cites the applicant as a source.
  • Participation on a panel that judges other’s work in the same professional field.
  • Scholarly contributions in the field of study

There are others ways that you can prove your qualification, but the above serves as an example of the degree of importance that is expected.

Because there are so many ways that you can prove extraordinary ability, you should consult an attorney. Not only will they help you identify the information that matters the most, but they can also give you a general idea if you qualify based on the qualifications you currently have.

LawTrades would be happy to connect you with a seasoned immigration attorney. I’d like to invite you to take a look at our website and get in touch for a consultation if you think we are a good fit. Best of luck to you!