May 17, 2016
To qualify for an EB1 , as a first priority worker, the individual must possess extraordinary abilities or must be a professor, researcher or a multinational executive or manager. Applicants to this category must be able prove or demonstrate their extraordinary abilities in the sciences, arts, business, education or athletics through sustained international or national commendation. People in this category need not have any job offers in the U.S before they can apply in this category. The U.S. government allows them to petition for themselves as long as they intend to work in their field of expertise.
Academics (professors or researchers) in this category must demonstrate international recognition for their achievements in their chosen fields and must have under their belts a minimum of three (3) working years of research or teaching in their respective fields. Outstanding professors or researchers in this category must be entering the U.S to pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or research at a university or academic institution in the United States.
As for multinational executives and managers, they must been employed by their sponsoring firm, organization or corporation in a managerial or executive capacity for at least a year in the three years prior to their application for a . As with the first two categories, applicants in this category also need to meet certain health and character requirements.