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Extra Ordinary Foreign Nationals

Employment Based Permanent or Immigrant Visas
Extra ordinary Foreign Nationals

A foreign national who can demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics can immigrate to the US.


The extra ordinary ability must be demonstrated by evidence of achievement of a major internationally recognized award or at least 3 (three) of the following:

Receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards of excellence in the field of endeavor;
Membership in association with the field which requires outstanding achievements as judged by recognized national or international experts;
Published material about the foreign national in professional or major publications or other major media;
Participation on a panel, or individually, as the judge of the work of others in the same or an allied field;
Original scientific,scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance in the field;
Authorship of scholarly articles in the field, in professional or major trade publications or other major media;
Display of the foreign national’s work at artistic exhibitions or showcases;
Evidence that the foreign national has performed in a leading or critical role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation;
Evidence that the foreign national has commanded a high salary or other high remuneration for services, or;
Evidence of commercial success in the performing arts as shown by box office receipts or records, cassette, compact discs, or video sales.
If the above standards do not readily apply to the foreign national’s occupation, comparable evidence to establish the foreign national’s eligibility, must be presented.
Processing Time

6 (six) to 12 (tweleve) months.

Note: The foreign individual can enter the US in another temporary work visa status and within two to three months apply for change to immigrant vias status. Accompanying spouse and children under 21-years of age can come along.