EB-1 A Extraordinary Ability Green Cards

Individuals who have demonstrated "extraordinary ability" in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics are eligible to apply for U.S. Permanent Resident ("Green Card") status under the Employment-Based First Preference category known as EB-1A.

EB-1A Green Cards can be filed with or without employer sponsorship, meaning you can file an EB-1A Green Card application on your own behalf.

Ellis Porter's High-Skilled Immigration Team can help you determine if you are eligible for an EB-1A Green Card, and if so, we'll work closely with you to build the most compelling application possible.

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EB-1B Green Cards for Outstanding Researchers and Professors

Researchers or Professors who can demonstrate international recognition for their outstanding achievements in an academic field are eligible to apply for U.S. Permanent Resident ("Green Card") status under the Employment-Based First Preference category known as EB-1B. You must also have at least 3 years experience in teaching or research and be seeking a Green Card to pursue a tenure, tenure-track, or comparable research position.

EB-1B Green Card applications must be sponsored by a U.S. employer, which means an individual cannot file an application independently without employer support.  

Ellis Porter's High-Skilled Immigration Team can help you determine if you are eligible for an EB-1B Green Card, and if so, we'll work closely with you to build the most compelling application possible.

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EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) Green Cards

Individuals with an Advanced Degree or Exceptional Ability in their field are eligible to apply for U.S. Permanent Resident ("Green Card") status under the Employment-Based Second Preference category, also know as EB-2.  While most EB-2 Green Card applicants must go through the PERM Labor Certification process, you can avoid PERM Labor Certification if you qualify for a National Interest Waiver (NIW).  

NIW Green Cards can be filed with or without employer sponsorship, meaning you can file an NIW Green Card application on your own behalf.

Ellis Porter's High-Skilled Immigration Team can help you determine if you are eligible for an NIW Green Card, and if so, we'll work closely with you to build the most compelling application possible.

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O-1 Extraordinary Ability Work Visas

The O-1 visa is a temporary (nonimmigrant) work visa available for individuals who have demonstrated "extraordinary ability" in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics.  O-1 visa applications must be sponsored by a U.S. employer, which means you cannot file an O-1 application independently without employer support.  

Ellis Porter's High-Skilled Immigration Team can help you determine if you are eligible for an O-1 visa, and if so, we'll work closely with you to build the most compelling application possible.

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