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COMPARISON OF STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR LABOR CERTIFICATION EXEMPT IMMIGRANT VISA OPTIONS


Qualifications EB-1

Extraordinary
Ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business, or Athletics
EB-1

Outstanding Professor or Researcher


EB-2

Exceptional Ability in Sciences, Arts, or Business (useful if coupled with "national interest")
Schedule A / Group II

Exceptional Ability in the Sciences and Arts


Evidence of at least three of the following: Evidence of at least two of the following (in addition to "mandatory" requirement): Evidence of at least three of the following: Evidence of at least two of the following (in addition to "mandatory" requirements):
MANDATORY Evidence that the foreign national has a least three years of experience in teaching and/or research in the academic field. (Limitations apply to experience gained in a Ph.D. program.) (1) Documentation showing thatthe foreign national's work in his/her field during the past year required exceptional ability; and (2) documentation showing that the foreign national's intended work in the United States will require exceptional ability.
PRIZES OR AWARDS Documentation of the foreign national's receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in the field of endeavor. Documentation of the foreign national's receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement in the academic field. Documentation of the foreign national's receipt of internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in the field for which certification is sought.
MEMBERSHIP IN ASSOCIATIONS Documentation of the foreign national's membership in associations in the field for which classification is sought, which require outstanding achievements of their members, as judged by recognized national or international experts in their disciplines or fields. Documentation of the foreign national's membership in associations in the academic field which require outstanding achievements of their members. Evidence of membership in professional associations. Documentation of the foreign national's membership in international associations, in the field at which require outstanding achievements of their members, as judged by recognized international experts in their disciplines or fields.
PUBLISHED MATERIAL ABOUT THE FOREIGN NATIONAL Published material about the foreign national in professional or major trade publications or other major media, relating to the foreign national's work in the field for which classification is sought. Such evidence shall include the title, date, and author of the material, and any necessary translation. Published material in professional publications written by others about the foreign national's work in the academic field. Such material shall include the title, date, and author of the material, and any necessary translation. Published material in professional publications about the foreign national, relating to the foreign national's work in the field for which certification is sought, which shall include the title, date, and author of such published material.
JUDGE OF THE WORK OF OTHERS Evidence of the foreign national's participation, either individually or on a panel, as a judge of the work of others in the same or an allied field of specification for which classification is sought. Evidence of the foreign national's participation, either individually or on a panel, as the judge of the work of others in the same or an allied academic field. Evidence of the foreign national's participation on a panel, or individually, as a judge of the work of others in the same or in an allied field of specialization to that for which certification is sought.
ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS Evidence of the foreign national's original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business- related contributions of major significance in the field. Evidence of the foreign national's original scientific or scholarly research contributions to the academic field. Evidence of recognition for achievements and significant contributions to industry or field by peers, governmental entities, or professional or business organizations. Evidence of the foreign national's original scientific or scholarly research contributions of major significance in the field for which certification is sought.
FOREIGN NATIONAL'S AUTHORSHIP Evidence of the foreign national's authorship of scholarly articles in the field, in professional or major trade publications or other major media. Evidence ofthe foreign national's authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals with international circulation) in the academic field. Evidence of the foreign national's authorship of published scientific or scholarly articles in the field for which certification is sought, in international professional journals with an international circulation.
DISPLAY OF FOREIGN NATIONAL'S WORK Evidence of the display of the foreign national's work in the field at artistic exhibitions or showcases. Evidence of the display ofthe foreign national's work in the field for which certification is sought, at artistic exhibitions in more than one country.
SALARY Evidence that the foreign national has commanded a high salary or other significantly high remuneration for services, in relation to others in the field. Evidence that the foreign national has commanded a salary, or other remuneration for services, which demonstrates exceptional ability.
LEADING ROLE Evidence that the foreign national has performed in a leading or critical role for organizations or establishments that have a distinguished reputation.
COMMERCIAL SUCCESS Evidence of commercial successes in the performing arts, as shown by box office receipts or records, cassette, compact disk, or video sales.
OFFICIAL ACADEMIC RECORD An official academic record showing that the foreign national has a degree, diploma, certificate, or similar award from a college, university, school, or other institution of learning relating to the area of exceptional ability.
EXPERIENCE Evidence in the form of letter(s) from current or former employer(s) showing that the foreign national has at least 10 years of full-time experience in the occupation for which he or she is being sought.
LICENSE TO PRACTICE A license to practice the profession or certification for a particular profession or occupation.

 

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