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Extraordinary Ability (EB-1 EA)


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Filing Fee $475.00

Who May Qualify:

Aliens with extraordinary ability are those with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim and whose achievements have been recognized in the field through extensive documentation.

Employer Sponsored or Self Petition:

An aliens with extraordinary ability qualifies for EB-1 (Priority Workers) classification, and is able to file immigration petition on his own behalf and does not need labor certification.

Employer sponsored petition  is preferable but  not required.

Required Evidence:

Major International Award (such as Nobel Prize, Golden Globe, Olympic, World Cup)

No major international award, then at least three of the following:

  1. Receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence;
  2. Membership in associations in the field which demand outstanding achievement of their members;
  3. Published material about the person in professional or major trade publications or other major media;
  4. Participation as a judge of  the work of others, either individually or on a panel;
  5. Original scientific, scholastic, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance;
  6. Authorship of scholarly articles in professional or major trade publications or other major media;
  7. Artistic exhibitions or showcases;
  8. Performance of a leading or critical role in distinguished organizations or establishments;
  9. High salary or remuneration in relation to others in the field;
  10. Commercial successes in the performing arts.


  1. No need for job offer;
  2. No need for labor certification;
  3. Can be applied abroad;
  4. 180-day rule does not apply to the self petitioners;
  5. Spouse and children under 21 obtain immigration benefit as derivative;
  6. Qualified applicant can apply EB-1 EA concurrently with other categories of employment-based immigration petitions, such as EB-1 OR, EB-2/NIW, and/or Labor Certification.

Reasons to Choose Our Services:

  • Free and accurate evaluation of your case;
  • Fast response to your questions;
  • Professional consultations of the possible courses of actions that fit your situation;
  • Step-by-step assistance in your collection of evidence;
  • Careful examination and correction of the supporting letters and translations;
  • Discover the uniqueness of your cases and tailor our legal brief  accordingly;
  • Assemble and package your entire application to cater the adjudicator's taste;
  • No hidden fees other than stated on this page;
  • Free consultations on any other related  immigration issues while the case pending with the USCIS;
  • Follow the development of the case until its approval.

Petition Preparation:

The application is a close corroboration process between Client the applicant and Attorney as  your representative. We welcome your feed backs on our work. We give each individual case unique treatment. While we attempt our best to  understand the nature of your work, you have the duty -and for your great benefit- to educate the lay persons like us the field of your endeavor, so that we can put on your best case in front of the adjudicator.  Our legal service is build on the confidence and trust of the viewer like you.  We believe in honest, open, and free communications.  We promise high quality legal service. 

In our office, we handle the EB-1 EA case in the following steps:

  1. Client sends resume for free case evaluation by the attorney;
  2. Attorney responds in 24 hours with honest and accurate assessment of your case; (1 day)
  3. Client signs the legal contract and pay the first half of the Attorney's fee; (1-3 days)
  4. Attorney sends Client the list of supporting documents and a sample of recommendation letter; (1-3 days)
  5. Attorney reviews and revises the recommendation letters; (3-5 days turn around for each letter);
  6. Client collects all recommendation letters; (2-3 months)
  7. Client, at the same time, collects  all  other specific types of evidence that fit his/her situation under the direction of the Attorney; (2-3 months)
  8. Client prepares  three copies of every piece of evidence gathered, then mail two sets to our office and keep one set as client's record; (3-5 days)
  9. Attorney starts to draft the legal brief of your case immediately after all required supporting evidence arrive at our office. Clients can expect email communications from our office as we work along and may request some more specific information regarding Client's work or the field of your work; (2 weeks)
  10. Client reviews and gives feedbacks on the final draft of the Attorney's legal brief; (1 week)
  11. Attorney prepares the Exhibits of the supporting evidence, and assembles all documents into one package; (1 week)
  12. Attorney send the application to the proper immigration service centers with correct application fees attached, and mail Client a copy of Form I-797 receipt; (2 weeks)
  13. Attorney and Client wait  for the adjudication and the case status can be checked on USCIS website.  (typically 6 to 12 months, depending upon the Service Center. Check the USCIS website for monthly-updated processing table.)


If you may qualify for EB-1and/or EB-2 NIW,  email or fax your resume/CV and receive free case evaluation within 24 hours.


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