Extraordinary Ability (EA) is a subcategory of the EB-1 Employment-Based Green Card. EA qualifies a “small percentage of individuals who have risen to the very top of their field of endeavor.” The individual must be a leader in at least one of the listed areas:
The applicant must intend to continue working in the same field and be able to demonstrate how his/her expertise would benefit the U.S. If you are unsure whether you fall in the extraordinary ability category it’s best to consult an immigration attorney to determine if you qualify.
An applicant wishing to qualify for the EB-1A must be:
- Able to provide evidence of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.
- Reputable in your field and have documented confirmation of the applicant’s achievements.
- Continue to work in the recognized field.
- Obtain national or international acclaim.
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