EB-1A: Alien of Extraordinary Ability

The EB-1A petition is for individuals that are able to demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics. No offer of employment is required for the EB-1A petition. The individual must be able to show consistent national/international acclaim and achievements in the field must be recognized through extensive documentation.

The EB-1 petition requires the following:

Evidence of a one-time internationally recognized achievement/award (i.e. Nobel Prize, Olympic Medal)


Documentation of any three (3) of the following:

  • Receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence
  • Membership in associations in the field which demand outstanding achievement of their members
  • Published material about the individual in professional or major trade publications or other major media
  • Participation as a judge in evaluating the work of others, either individually or on a panel
  • Original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance
  • Authorship of scholarly articles in professional or major trade publications or other major media
  • Work that has been displayed at artistic exhibitions or showcases
  • Performance of a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations
  • High salary/remuneration in relation to others in the field
  • Commercial successes in the performing arts

The Manne Law Firm can help individuals interested in filing an EB-1A petition. Please contact us to learn more and to schedule a consultation.