At Donald Gross Law, we pride ourselves on being Green Card Lawyers.  We assist clients seeking an EB-1A Green Card who can show they have exceptional ability in one of the following fields: science, art, education, business, or athletics.  They must possess a level of expertise showing that their professional achievements have received national and international recognition.

Applicants can demonstrate their exceptional ability by providing documentation showing them meeting at least 3 of the following 10 criteria:

  1. Awards: Receipt of nationally or internationally recognized awards in their field.
  2. Memberships: Membership in associations that require outstanding achievements.
  3. Published Articles Written by Others About Your Work: Published material in professional or major trade publications or other major media about your achievements.
  4. Peer Review Activities: Evidence of participation as a judge of the work of others.
  5. Original Contributions: Evidence original scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions of major significance.
  6. Published Scholarly Articles: Evidence of authorship of scholarly articles in the field, in professional or major trade publications or other major media.
  7. Artistic Exhibitions/Showcases: Evidence of the display of work in the field at artistic exhibitions.
  8. Critical Role: Evidence of performing in a key role for organizations that have a distinguished reputation.
  9. Comparatively High Salary: Evidence of a high salary or other high compensation for services, in relation to others in your field.

Commercial Success: Evidence of your commercial successes in the performing arts, as shown by box office receipts or record, cassette, compact disk, or video sales.

Advantages of Applying for an EB-1A Green Card

No need for employer sponsorship: You can file an EB-1A Green Card application independently (sometimes called a “self-petition”) without sponsorship from your employer.

No need for an Offer of Employment: You can file an EB-1A Green Card application even if you do not have a job offer from a U.S. employer.

No need for PERM Labor Certification: Unlike most other employment-based green card categories, you do not need to go through the PERM Labor Certification process to show a shortage of U.S. workers in the labor market for your occupation to be eligible to file an EB-1A Green Card application.

Contact Donald Gross Law, the Green Card Lawyers, for a free 30-minute consultation to start the application process for your EB-1A green card.