An Einstein visa is a nickname for an EB-1 visa, an employment-based immigration visa. It is available for foreign nationals with “extraordinary ability” and “sustained national and international acclaim,” and is named after Nobel Prize winner Albert Einstien so he could qualify for US citizenship and escape Nazi Germany. The qualifications for an EB-1 visa are different from other work visas, and some EB-1 applicants do not need a U.S.-based employer to serve as his or her sponsor. EB-1 visa applicants do not need labor certification to acquire a visa. According to USCIS, to apply for an Einstein visa,
“You must be able to demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim. Your achievements must be recognized in your field through extensive documentation.”
To apply for an EB-1 visa, individuals must have an extraordinary ability in their field and must demonstrate sustained national or international acclaim for achievements in sciences, arts, education, athletics, or business. Common examples of exemplary achievements include:
• Published material
• Authorship of scholarly articles
• Evidence of leading roles or high income within a field
• Proof of commercial success as an artist
An applicant with extraordinary ability does not need to have an employment offer to petition for an EB-1 visa. However, they must demonstrate their intent to continue to work in their field of expertise after arriving in the United States.
Professors or Researchers
Outstanding professors and researchers must have a job offer when they file for an EB-1 application, such as pursuing tenure or another comparable position as a researcher at a college or university.
Corporate Executives or Managers
Multinational executives and corporate managers must have a relevant job offer from a sponsoring US employer with at least one year of business experience. An executive applicant must have been employed outside the United States for a minimum of one year out of the previous three before filing for an EB-1 visa application.
Employment-based, first-preference EB-1 visas for foreign nations with extraordinary ability are highly competitive. An experienced EB-1 visa lawyer can simplify the application process and help you secure an EB-1 green card. Contact the experienced business immigration lawyers at Godoy Law Office to schedule a consultation. Call us today at 630-912-0322.
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