EB-1A criteria

What is EB-1A?

The EB1A visa is a category of the employment based green card. EB1A visa is design for people that are highly gifted in certain industries. Specifically, it is for foreign nationals that have an extraordinary ability in the sciences, art, business, education, or athletics.


EB-1A Criteria

In order meet the EB-1A criteria to be qualified for an EB1-A visa, the petitioner must demonstrate the following:

  1. the foreign person has sustained national or international acclaims for their achievements.

2.the foreign person is seeking to enter the United States to continue to work in the field of endeavor.

  1. the foreign person and his/her activity will benefit the United States.



Meeting three of the following 10 criteria will likely to suffice for approval.

  1. Receipt of a national or international award for excellence in the field of endeavor.
  2. Membership in associations requiring outstanding achievements of their members, as judged by recognized national or international experts in the relevant field.
  3. Published material in professional or major trade publications, or in other major media, relating to the alien’s work. Evidence of this criterion should include the title, date, and author of the piece, in addition to any necessary translations.
  4. Participation, either individually or on a panel, as a judge of others’ works in the same or a related field.
  5. Original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions that have had a demonstrably major significance in the alien’s field.
  6. Authorship of scholarly articles in professional or major trade publications, or in other major media, in the field.
  7. Display of work at artistic exhibitions or showcases.
  8. Assuming a leading or critical role in an organization or establishment with a distinguished reputation.
  9. Commanding and holding a high salary, or significantly high remuneration for services, relative to others in the field.
  10. Commercial success in the performing arts


eb1a criteria