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Houston Extraordinary Ability Visa Lawyer

Several regions across the state of Texas are experiencing strong economic growth, thanks in no small part to the efforts of skilled professionals and entrepreneurs from other countries who choose to live and work in the United States.

Highly skilled and talented workers can work in the United States under the extraordinary ability visa, also known as the EB-1A visa. It is designed for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in their field, whether it be arts, sciences, business, education, or athletics.

To qualify for an EB-1A visa, applicants must demonstrate extraordinary ability in their field through national or international achievements such as major awards, recognized accomplishments, publications, and leadership roles showcasing the person’s exceptional abilities.

The immigration attorneys at BBA Immigration are here to facilitate that process. If you are interested, contact a Houston extraordinary ability visa lawyer from BBA Immigration to see if you qualify.

Required Criteria

In order to demonstrate you have an extraordinary ability, you must have certain achievements and have been recognized in your field of expertise. To prove this, you must either include evidence of either a one-time achievement (such as a major internationally recognized award) or three of the 10 criteria listed below:

  • Evidence of receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence
  • Evidence of membership in associations in the field that demand outstanding achievement of their members
  • Evidence that you have been asked to judge the work of others, either individually or on a panel
  • Evidence of published material about you in professional or major trade publications or other major media
  • Evidence of original scholarly, scientific, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance to the field
  • Authorship of scholarly articles in professional or major trade publications or other major media
  • Evidence that your work has been displayed at artistic exhibitions or showcases
  • Evidence of your commercial successes in the performing arts
  • Performance of a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations
  • Evidence that you command a high salary or other significantly high remuneration in relation to others in the field

What to Know

If you meet three of the above criteria, you may apply for an EB-1A visa by filing a Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker. No employer sponsorship is required. Unlike many other employment-based visas, the EB-1A does not require a job offer, so individuals can self-petition for this visa.

Successful applicants can obtain a green card, so they can live and work permanently in the country. However, they must provide substantial documentation to prove their extraordinary ability, including letters of recommendation, publications, awards, media coverage, and other evidence of their significant contributions to their field.

Contact BBA Immigration Today

If you are a person of extraordinary ability wishing to self-petition for admission to the United States, the immigration attorneys at BBA Immigration can help you put together a strong application that clearly demonstrates your qualifications and eligibility.

At BBA Immigration, we help workers find a job and home here and can assist with immigration for those with extraordinary abilities. Schedule a consultation with a Houston extraordinary ability visa lawyer today by filling out the online form or calling (281) 503-1455.

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