Meeting EB-1 Requirements | VisaNation Success Story

One of Many VisaNation Success Stories

The EB-1A is designed for people with extraordinary ability in the fields of art, science, business, education, and athletics. It also goes without saying that this can be difficult to prove, especially when the criteria for evidence include international awards and recognition. While the benefits, such as being able to self-petition and not having to wait for a priority date to be current, are great, the EB-1 requirements are very steep.


The individual who came to our office was interested in getting an EB-1A through his contributions to a very complex and obscure field of technology and regulation. He had been turned away by several different attorneys on account of the fact that his field of expertise and international acclaim was too difficult to understand.

When filing for this prestigious green card category, it is important to make your case absolutely clear. If the USCIS is not made to understand the details of what makes an individual extraordinary, there will most likely be complications.

When it came to this particular case, the individual’s field was so niche and was studied so little that we were sure that the USCIS would find an issue due to a lack of understanding. The uphill battle would start at the beginning of the case.

The Case

And we were right. The USCIS countered with a very extensive Request for Evidence (RFE) that covered a variety of things, mostly detailing how they didn’t see how the individual met the EB-1 requirements.

Fortunately, because we saw this obstacle coming, we were ready for it. We carefully took apart each aspect of the individual’s profession and explained each article in depth. We made sure to re-highlight each piece of evidence that proved the fact that his work was significant and that he had received international acclaim.

We organized our RFE response and submitted it through premium processing.

The Verdict

Since this is a success story, it shouldn’t be surprising that the case was approved just a few short days later. Our attorneys had successfully detailed evidence proving that the individual had fulfilled more than three of the EB-1A requirements through their hard work and dedication to learning about this obscure field. The USCIS recognized the individual’s original work and found that he was internationally acclaimed for his work in the field.


This individual clearly deserved his green card as he fulfilled the necessary EB-1 requirements through his extraordinary work. What we needed to do was convince the USCIS of the same thing. However, with a little patience and determination, the case was approved.

So if you are facing a difficult immigration situation or find yourself battling the USCIS over an issue that has other attorneys running scared, contact us to receive the help of dedicated professionals with a wide berth of honed experience.

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