A successful EB1A appeals case, Eguchi v. Kelly, for a Brazilian bullfighter shows that awards for newcomers, articles on professional association websites, and above-average salary can meet the EB1A criteria for step one Kazarian analysis.
No, you should not submit Wikipedia as evidence of facts impacting your eligibility for an immigration benefit, because USCIS will not assign weight to information from Wikipedia, due to its nature as an open, user-edited internet site with no assurances…
Khadija DerrickOctober 31, 2023
Different standards are used to define extraordinary ability, and required evidence for O1B classification as compared to EB1A requirements. This post overviews five tips to successfully navigate this transition.
Khadija DerrickOctober 19, 2023
USCIS’s new updates to the policy manual with respect to evaluating O1B applications provide more detailed guidance and clarity on what types of evidence is favored for meeting each criterion.
Khadija DerrickOctober 11, 2023
An actual job offer in the U.S. is not required for approval of an immigrant visa under the EB1A extraordinary ability category, but he applicant should present detailed enough plans that clearly show that they will engage in employment related…
Khadija DerrickSeptember 25, 2023
To add on work arrangements with a new employer, O1A visa holders must either have the new employer file a new O1A petition or have their agent file an amended O1A petition to add the new employer.
Khadija DerrickJuly 12, 2023
Applicants may submit media articles primarily discussing work done by a team in which the applicant is a member, as long as the applicant submits other evidence on the record documenting the applicant’s significant role in that project.
Khadija DerrickJuly 10, 2023
It may be possible to meet the O1A Awards criterion with a dissertation award within a research university, a Ph.D. scholarship, or an award at a conference.
Khadija DerrickJune 26, 2023
Leading and critical role have different meanings. Leading role is defined by a high-ranking title and duties in an organization’s hierarchy. Critical role means the applicant’s specific contribution had a significant importance to the outcome of an organization’s activities.
Khadija DerrickJune 7, 2023
Even without an academic background, an entrepreneur could use non-traditional forms of recognition and excellence in the industrial arena to creatively meet EB1A criteria.
Khadija DerrickMarch 22, 2023
For an EB1A petition the main focus is the proving applicant is a well-known famous figure in their field. For an EB2 NIW petition, the focus is the applicant’s plans in the U.S. and whether the proposed work has national…
Khadija DerrickDecember 15, 2022
The U.S. is the land of opportunity and the perfect place for entrepreneurs to realize their dream. If you want to start and run a business in the U.S., or if you want to purchase and manage an already existing business…
Jenny ZhanFebruary 23, 2021
The O-1A visa is for individuals with an extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics and is set aside for people who have risen to the top of their profession. Additionally, these persons must be coming temporarily to…
Jenny ZhanNovember 17, 2020
On September 17, 2020 USCIS announced that it consolidate policy guidance on the O-1 visa in the USCIS Policy Manual. The USCIS Policy Manual is the agency’s centralized repository for USCIS’ immigration policies. The Policy Guidance on the O-1 visa classification…
Jenny ZhanOctober 26, 2020
The O-1B visa is for foreign nationals (aliens) who have demonstrated extraordinary ability by sustained national or international acclaim in the arts or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television industry. To qualify for an O-1B visa, you will have to submit…
Jenny ZhanJuly 24, 2020
The O-1B visa is for foreign nationals (aliens) who have demonstrated extraordinary ability by sustained national or international acclaim in the arts or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television industry. To qualify for an O-1B visa, you will have…
Jenny ZhanJuly 9, 2020
The O-1 visa nonimmigrant visa is for individuals who possesses extraordinary ability in certain fields. For more information about O-1 visa petitions, please click here. The O-2 nonimmigrant visa is for accompanying aliens who are coming temporarily to the United States solely to assist…
Jenny ZhanJuly 2, 2020
If you are an artist and you want to apply for an O-1B visa, you will have to demonstrate that: You received a major national or international recognized award such as Emmy or Grammy, or You meet at least 3 of these requirements.…
Jenny ZhanJuly 1, 2020