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An EB1 Green Card is an employment based, first preference Green Card that provides lawful permanent residence in the US to those with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics. An EB1 Green Card is also available to outstanding professors, researchers, multinational executives and managers with a permanent offer of employment in the US.Assessment for Businesses Assessment for Employees
EB1 Green Card Requirements
To qualify for an EB1 Green Card as a first priority worker, the applicant must have an extraordinary ability, or be an outstanding professor or researcher, or be a multinational executive or manager.
Applicants who can demonstrate their extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim are not required to have a permanent offer of employment in the US and are eligible to self-petition, however they must intend to work in the US in their field of expertise.
Outstanding professors and researchers must demonstrate international recognition for their achievements in their field and have at least 3 years experience in teaching or research in that field. Applicants for an EB1 Green Card as an outstanding professor or researcher must be entering the US to pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or research at a University or other academic institution in the US.
Multinational executives and managers must have been employed by their sponsoring firm or corporation in a managerial or executive capacity outside the US for at least 1 year in the 3 years prior to applying for a Green Card.
US Green Card applicants will also need to meet health and character requirements.Assessment for Businesses Assessment for Employees
EB1 Green Card Entitlements
An EB1 Green Card entitles accomplished foreigners to live permanently in the United States to continue to work in their field. In addition, the Green Card holder's spouse and children may be entitled to accompany or join them in the United States permanently.
US permanent residents are entitled to attend any public or private school in the US, work in the US without a visa or employment authorization document, travel outside the US with few limitations, sponsor close relatives for US permanent residence and apply for US citizenship when eligible to do so.Assessment for Businesses Assessment for Employees
EB1 Green Card Processing Time and Costs
|Premium Migration Service||US$3999|
|Government Fees and Processing Times|
|Partner Application Fee||US$585/US$1225/US$720|
|Dependents Application Fee||US$585/US$1225/US$720|
|Processing Time||12 - 18 months|
- Other Green Cards
An EB2 Green Card is for advanced degree holders or those with exceptional ability and a permanent employment opportunity in the US.
An EB3 Green Card is for professional, skilled and other workers with a permanent employment opportunity in the US.
An EB4 Green Card is for certain special immigrants with a permanent employment opportunity in the US.
An EB5 Green Card is for entrepreneurs who can invest in a new commercial enterprise in the United States.
The Immediate Relative category allows US citizens to sponsor their foreign spouses, children and parents for a Green Card.
The F2 category allows permanent residents of the US to sponsor their foreign spouses and children to apply for a Green Card.
These Green Card categories allow US citizens to sponsor their children to become US permanent residents.
The F4 Green Card category allows US citizens to sponsor their brothers and sisters to apply for permanent residence.
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