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EB-1 Visa for Highly Skilled Immigrants

The EB-1 Visa is an employment-based, first-preference visa intended for “priority workers” to gain permanent residence in the United States.

For foreign nationals who can meet the high standards of this visa, it presents a highly valuable opportunity to obtain permanent residence without a long wait. There are three (3) different types of EB-1 petitions:

EB-1A, Alien of Extraordinary Ability

EB-1B, Outstanding Professors & Researchers

EB-1C, Outstanding Multinational Executives or Manager

In an EB-1A petition, a permanent job offer is not required, and the qualifying applicant may petition for immigration benefits by herself or himself. However, in EB-1B and EB-1C petitions, a U.S. employer must be the petitioner.

Two advantages for those who qualify for an EB-1 petition are that there is no Labor Certification requirement and that visa numbers are usually current for all three categories.

This means that EB-1 applicants that are in the U.S. can file their I-140 immigrant petition concurrently with the application for adjustment of status, and soon thereafter receive a Green Card. Alternatively, if the applicant is outside the U.S., he or she may obtain EB-1 status through consular processing at a U.S. consular office abroad.

Each occupational category has certain requirements that must be met. We encourage you to make an appointment and learn how we may be able to help you obtain permanent residence through an EB-1 priority visa.

Marilyn Labrada Dume

Marilyn Labrada Dumé

Founder & Managing Partner
Marilyn Dume is the founder and managing partner of the firm. Ms. Dume earned a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 1989. Prior to attending Columbia, Ms. Dume attended University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986. Ms. Dume is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar.

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