Extraordinary Ability EB-1 Visa 2018-04-12T21:30:06+00:00

Contact Attorney Rachel Casseus for a free review to determine if you are qualified for an Extraordinary Ability EB-1 Visa:

  1. Email at rachel@casseuslaw.com
  2. Call directly any time at 339-222-3434
  3. It’s that easy!

Here at the Law Office of Rachel Casseus, we promise you the following in regards to your EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa application: 

TOTAL FLAT FEE: You pay one flat fee when you retain us to draft your EB-1A Petition and accompanying documents.  You never pay again.  There is no cost for RFEs.

8 letters of recommendation: We will draft up to 8 letters of recommendation for your petition.

Quick turn around: Once your recommenders have signed all of your letters of recommendation, we will provide you with the draft of your petition within one week.

Fast Responses: We pride ourselves in responding to you within 24 hours of your calls and emails.

We help you along the way! At the Law Office of Rachel Casseus, we put you, the client first. Once you have retained us,  feel free to ask as many questions as you want.  We are available to answer any and all questions you may have.  We promise that we will respond to your call within 24 hours.

We adapt to your schedule. If you can’t meet in person we have no problem scheduling a web meeting.

About the EB-1A

The Extraordinary Ability (EB-1) visa  is an employment based immigration visa category that does not require a job offer. You must be able to demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim. Your achievements must be recognized in your field through extensive documentation. Because no offer of employment is required, Attorney Casseus can assist you in self petitioning for your EB-1. After your EB-1 visa is accepted, you will be eligible for a green card.  At our office we will work with you to file your your I-140 for the Extraordinary Ability EB-1 visa and your I-485 adjustment of status to be eligible for a green card.  Contact our office today to get started on your application rachel@casseuslaw.com.

An applicant must demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim.  Evidence that the foreign national “has risen to the very top of her field of endeavor” will ensure that the Extraordinary Ability (EB-1) visa will be granted.  An internationally recognized one-time award is the best evidence.  Alternatively, she can provide documentation that she has met 3 of the 10 following criteria:

  • Receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence.
  • Membership in associations which require outstanding achievements of their members, as judged by recognized national or international experts in their fields.
  • Published material in professional/major trade publications or major media about the alien and relating to the alien’s work field.
  • Participation as a judge (individually or as a part of a panel) evaluating the work of others.
  • Original scientific, scholarly, or artistic contributions of major significance.
  • Authorship of scholarly articles in professional journals or other major media.
  • Artistic exhibitions/shows.
  • Leading role within an organization/establishment with a distinguished reputation.
  • High salary/compensation for services in comparison to others.
  • Commercial success within the performing arts, as shown by either box office receipt figures or cassette, compact disk, video, or DVD sales figures. The alien must also show that the alien’s admittance into the United States will substantially benefit the United States in the future.

An applicant must demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim.

Aliens with Extraordinary Ability provides foreign nationals with a faster path to receiving a green card than most employment based immigration categories,  because a job offer and the labor certification process is waived.  This is more so for China and India born applicants because they usually have to wait for a much longer time than other foreign nationals until the visa number becomes available.  Most decisions are made within 3 to 12 months after the petition is received by USCIS.

Are you a good candidate?
Aliens with Extraordinary Ability is a highly attractive category for scholars, scientists, and people who have attained extraordinary achievement nationally or internationally in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.

Aliens with Extraordinary Ability (EB-1) v. NIW
Many EB-1(a) applicants also consider applying for a National Interest Waiver (NIW) as an alternative.  These two categories have many commonalities, e.g., a job offer is not required. Please refer to National Interest Waiver for details. Petitioning for NIW, Aliens with Extraordinary Ability, or both, is a strategic decision.  It is recommended that you seek the assistance of an attorney who can assist you with your petition. Feel free to contact us at rachel@casseuslaw.com and send us your resume for a free assessment.

How we can help you with your EB-1 petition

  1. We will guide you through the process by assisting you to collect and organize all the documents that you will need for your EB-1 petition.
  2. We will draft a petition letter that demonstrates how the evidence that you submit with your application proves that you should be granted the EB-1.
  3. We will also provide sample recommendation letters that your references can use as a template for your Letters of Recommendation.
  4. We will review your entire petition to ensure that it is complete.
  5. We will submit the petition materials to the proper USCIS Service Center.
  6. We will keep you notified about the status of your EB-1 petition.

For more information from USCIS click here.