On June 20, 2024, we provided a comprehensive webinar about how you can self-petition for a green card through avenues including EB-1A, EB-1C, EB-2 NIW and EB-5. This webinar was designed for individuals who:

  • Want to gain permanent residency in the U.S.
  • Are the highest performers in their profession
  • Have extraordinary ability in their professional field
  • Are academics, researchers, doctors, dentists, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, lawyers, therapists, economists, teachers, veterinarians, pharmacists and more

Options for STEM & Beyond

  • EB-1A Extraordinary Ability: This is for individuals who have exhibited distinction in their field in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics; national or international recognition, sustained achievement or contributions of major significance.
  • EB-1C Multinational Executive or Manager: The two ways to gain EB-1C status are to apply for an Adjustment of Status (if already in the U.S. under L-1A status) or abroad at a U.S. consulate. There must be a qualifying relationship between the U.S. company and entities abroad, a minimum 1 year of continuous employment in the three years preceding the petition and the position must be in an executive or managerial capacity.
  • EB-2 NIW National Interest Waiver: For those who can demonstrate exceptional ability in their field of practice, but to a lower extent that’s required for an EB-1, the EB-2 NIW is a suitable pathway. You must be able to demonstrate that the business strategy or endeavor has substantial merit.
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: This is a leading capital-based green card pathway that has stringent requirements including a minimum investment amount of $1.05 million in a new commercial enterprise or $800,000 if the investment is made in a targeted employment area (TEA).

Key Takeaways and Next Steps

There are various options for professionals seeking to self-petition for a green card in either the STEM fields or another entrepreneurial endeavor. This webinar was a valuable tool for prospective clients to learn about some pathways that may suit their situations. If you’d like to discuss an employment-based option further, it’s highly advised to schedule a consultation today!