In preparing an Employment-Based, First Preference – Section 1, I-140 petition, also known as an EB-1-1 or EB-1-A, filing, an applicant must adhere to a lengthy list of guiding principles. The applicant’s goal in this context is to demonstrate “extraordinary ability” in a given field or endeavor. To be sure, due to the strict requirements and high bar for approval, the pool of eligible applicants for this employment based immigration category is quite small.
Applicants in this category are required to demonstrate their “extraordinary ability” in the sciences, education, business, arts or athletics, and by way certain, specified types of proof. Importantly, applicants need NOT prove that they are being offered a job, position or any other type of full or part time role with a U.S. organization.