EB-1A extraordinary ability requirement
To qualify for EB-1A immigration, the beneficiary must demonstrate extraordinary ability, defined as being "individuals who have risen to the very top of their field". This is shown through sustained national or international acclaim and recognition, which can be demonstrated by establishing 3 of the following requirements.
- Receive major nationally or internationally recognized prizes or award (i.e. Nobel Prize)
- Memberships in relevant associations that require outstanding achievements
- Published material about the applicant
- Judged the work of others in field
- Original and major professional contributions to their field
- Author of articles in professional journals or other major media
- Display of the applicant's work at artistic exhibitions or showcases
- Employment in leading or critical role for distinguished organizations
- High salary compared to peers in the same field
- Evidence of commercial success in the performing arts.