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What is an EB1A - Extraordinary Ability (Direct Legal Permanent Residence) visa?

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. No offer of employment is required. You must meet 3 of 10 criteria, or provide evidence of a one-time achievement (i.e., Pulitzer, Oscar, Olympic Medal, etc.)

criteria demonstrating extraordinary ability

additional personal documentation needed:

application procedure


If you’re in the US, you can adjust status from non-immigrant to Legal Permanent Resident:

Or if you are outside United States, then you can apply at the US Embassy:

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