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One of the primary drivers of immigration to the United States is employment. Between 2020 and 2021, the foreign-born labor force increased by 1.6 million. Employers are increasingly looking for international talent and workers from all around the world have more to offer than ever before.
The Scott Law Firm, LLC believes that immigration is a point of pride for the United States, but the complexities of the immigration system make achieving the American Dream difficult. Our firm offers a variety of legal services to ensure that our clients achieve the most optimal result in their immigration case.
Call our Baton Rouge EB-1 visa attorney at (225) 396-5262 for more information.
Employment based immigration allows foreign workers to pursue immigration status within the United States. Employers may petition on behalf of a prospective employee by completing the necessary documentation and obtaining labor certification from the Department of Labor.
Within the employment-based immigration category, there are several subcategories that address a variety of employment opportunities including:
- EB-1: Priority Worker and Persons of Extraordinary Ability
- EB-2: Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees
- EB-3: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Unskilled Workers
- EB-4: Certain Special Immigrants
- EB-5: Immigrant Investors
Each classification has its own requirements for applications and applicants. The categories also represent preference categories which determine approval quotas and the chronological order in which applications are filed.
EB-1 Visas: Priority Worker and Persons of Extraordinary Ability
The EB-1 visa category includes priority workers and persons of extraordinary ability. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) defines extraordinary ability as high proficiency in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics as shown through sustained national or international acclaim.
Individuals with extraordinary abilities must prove their recognition through extensive documentation and evidence that they are seeking to enter the United States to continue working within their area of expertise.
Academic professionals must have at least three years of experience in teaching or researching within a specific field and should provide evidence that they are seeking to immigrate to continue their research or pursue a position at an educational institution.
Multinational managers and executives also qualify for EB-1 visas. To be considered, individuals in this category must have work experience in a managerial or executive role at a firm or corporation outside the United States for at least one year before submitting their application.
Additionally, employers for these individuals must be:
- U.S. employers
- Doing business for at least one year as a subsidiary, affiliate, or as the same corporation or legal entity that employed the multinational manager abroad.
Filing for EB-1 Visas
Employers are responsible for petitioning on the employee’s behalf by completing Form I-140, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. In addition to the form, employers must submit filing fees and provide all required evidence and supporting documentation as needed. In some cases, the foreign worker may petition for themselves if they have extraordinary ability as defined by the USCIS.
Petition for EB-1 Visas with Confidence
The Scott Law Firm, LLC is passionate about helping our clients navigate the complicated immigration system and apply for immigration status with confidence. We personally assist our clients with their cases and offer legal counsel backed by extensive experience so they can get the job done right the first time.
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