The EB1 Extraordinary Ability Green Card (also referred to as EB1-1, or EB1-A) is a permanent visa option for individuals in the arts, sciences, education, business or athletics who can demonstrate sustained acclaim at the “very top” of their field of endeavor. more »
The EB1 Multinational Executive or Manager Green Card category is for mid- to high-level executives or managers who transfer from a firm outside the US to an affiliated company in the US, and who meet certain other requirements. more »
The EB1 Outstanding Professor or Researcher Green Card category may be a viable option for those with professional achievements significantly higher than others in their field. This EB1 green card category–unlike the EB1 Extraordinary Ability category–requires an offer of employment from a US employer. It also requires a tenure-track or comparable permanent position at an educational institution or certain private entities. more »
Below is a FAQ on one entrepreneur visa option, the Employment Based Second Preference (EB2) Immigrant Visa category known as the National Interest Waiver (NIW). USCIS has stated that it is broadening its interpretations of the National Interest Waiver to accommodate entrepreneurs who want to build businesses and create jobs in the US, since entrepreneur visa options are often limited for a variety of reasons. more »
The National Interest Waiver (NIW) green card may be an option for members of the professions holding an advanced degree or its equivalent, or for individuals with Exceptional Ability in the Sciences, Arts or Business who can show that their work is in the national interest.
On December 27, 2016, the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) established a new framework for National Interest Waiver (NIW) petitions.
PERM (Program Electronic Review Management), initiated in 2005 by the US Department of Labor, is the most common program through which an employer can sponsor an employee for a green card. more »
Physicians in pursuit of lawful permanent residence in the US may be exempt from the PERM labor certification process if they meet requirements for the Physician National Interest Waiver (Physician NIW) green card category. Both primary care physicians and certain specialists may qualify. more »