EB1A Green Card Petition - Silmi Law Firm

To qualify for an EB1-A an applicant will need to meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to provide proof of extraordinary abilities fields such as education, arts, sciences, business, or athletics
  • Be eminent in your field and have documented testimony of your achievement
  • Have international or a national acclaim
  • Intend on continuing work in the same field

Once these requirements are met, you will be able to proceed with the documentation.


Demonstrate at least 3 of the following, note, not all criteria are weighted equally.

  • Original Contribution of Major Significance within the field 
  • Critical or Leading Role for an organization of distinguished reputation 
  • Command a high salary in relation to peers 
  • Review and or judge the work of others in the same or similar field 
  • Published scholarly work
  • Discussed in the media 
  • Lesser nationally or internationally recognized awards
  • Membership in an organization that requires outstanding achievement in their field as judged by national or international experts in the field 
  • Display of work at artistic exhibitions or showcases
  • Evidence of commercial success in the performing arts  

Based on your approved petition your spouse and children (under the age of 21 and unmarried) can apply for a visa as well.


The processing time can vary depending on the number of applicants during the period. The category is one that is available for premium processing thus the case may be decided in 1 days or less. Normal processing time is 6-8 months.


You can fill out the form if you need any more details on our EB1A Green Card and we will get in contact with you as soon as we can. We are looking forward to hearing from you.


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