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Green Card: EB-1 - Frequently Asked Questions


What is an EB-1 Employment based immigrant visa?

The EB-1 visa is an immigrant visa which allows foreign nationals with in certain groups and who are the top in their field obtain permanent residency in the U.S. Your achievements must:

  • Have been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim
  • Be recognized in the field through extensive documentation

What are the various categories under the EB-1 Employment based immigrant visa?

The various categories under the EB-1 Employment based immigrant visa are:

EB-1(A): This category is for foreign nationals possessing ‘extraordinary ability’ in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics

EB-1(B): This category is for an ‘outstanding professor or researcher’

EB-1(C): This category is for a ‘manager or executive’ in a multinational company with offices in the U.S.

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What privileges do I enjoy on EB-1 Employment based immigrant visa?

On EB-1 immigrant visa, you may:

  • Reside permanently in the U.S.
  • Work in the U.S.
  • A labor certification is not required
  • Travel freely in and out of the U.S.
  • Apply for dependent visas for your spouse and unmarried children under 21 years

Are there any travel restrictions on EB-1 immigrant visa?

No, the Department of State does not impose any restrictions on the number of times you may travel in and out of the U.S. on an EB-1 immigrant visa.

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