First Preference [EB1]: Priority Workers

Persons of Extraordinary Ability

Available to aliens that 1) have an extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business or athletics demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim whose achievements have been recognized in the field through extensive documentation; 2) Seek entry to continue to work in the area of extraordinary ability; 3) Entry will substantially benefit prospectively the United States. No specific employer is needed and thus no labor certification is required. Intended for the small % of individuals who have risen to the very top of their field of endeavor.

Outstanding Professors and Researchers

Available to individuals who are recognized internationally as outstanding in a specific academic area. Must also have 3 years experience in teaching or research in the academic area and be seeking entry for a tenured teaching position (or similar) or private employer to conduct research (if private employers employees at least 3 full time researchers and has achieved documented accomplishments in an academic field). No labor certification is required, but an offer of employment is required in the form of a letter by the sponsoring employer.

Multinational Executives & Managers

For individuals who have been 1) employed abroad for one year in the past 3 years; 2) seeks entry into U.S. to continue services to same employer; 3) for a company that operates abroad and has been doing business in U.S. for one year. A job offer by a U.S. organization is required, but no labor certification needed.