EB-1 Checklist

EB-1A Checklist – Extraordinary Ability

Download MPLG’s EB-1A Checklist. This contains a list of commonly requested documentation and information for EB-1(a) petition. You may not have every document itemized in this checklist, as it is intended as a guide of possible documents.

Extraordinary ability in the field of science, education, business, or athletics means a level of expertise indicating that the person is one of the small percentage who have arisen to the very top of the field of endeavor.

To qualify for the EB-1A the foreign national must demonstrate sustained national or international acclaim and recognition for achievements in the field of expertise by providing evidence of:

  • Receipt of a major, internationally recognized award such as the Nobel Prize; or
  • At least 3 of the achievements set forth in our Checklist that you can download to the right.

EB-1B Checklist – Outstanding Researchers

Download MPLG’s EB-1B Checklist. This contains a list of commonly requested documentation and information for EB-1(b) petition. You may not have every document itemized in this checklist, as it is intended as a guide of possible documents.

The EB-1B is for outstanding professors and researchers. To qualify you must demonstrate international recognition as outstanding in the academic field specified in the petition. You must also demonstrate that you have had at least 3 years of experience in teaching and/or research in the academic field. Finally, this petition requires employment sponsorship.

EB-1C Checklist – Multinational Executives & Managers

Download MPLG’s EB-1C Checklist. This contains a list of commonly requested documentation and information for the EB-1(c) petition. You may not have every document itemized in this checklist, as it is intended as a guide of possible documents.

The EB-1C is for multi-national executives and managers. The Multinational Managerial or Executive EB-1(c) petition allows international companies to transfer top-level executives and managers to the U.S. as permanent residents.

The following requirements must be satisfied:

  • The candidate must have been employed for one year within the past three years by either the oversees affiliate, parent, subsidiary or branch of the U.S. employer and she must work in the United States in a managerial or executive capacity; and
  • The company must conduct business within the United States and another country in the regular, systematic, and continuous provision of goods or services; and
  • The company must have been in existence in the United States for at least one year and must demonstrate it has the ability to pay the proffered wage.
  • The Managerial Capacity requirement is met if the alien can prove that he/she personally:
    • Manages the organization, department, component, or function;
    • Supervises and controls the work of other supervisory, managerial, or professional personnel;
    • Has authority to make personnel hiring/firing decisions; and
    • Exercises discretion over day-to-day operations or function.
  • The Executive Capacity requirement is met if the alien can prove that she primarily:
    • Directs management of an organization, major component, or function;
    • Establishes goals and policies;
    • Exercises wide latitude in discretionary decision-making; and
    • Receives only general supervision from higher executives, the board of directors, or stockholders.