1. The Extraordinary Ability Employment-Based first preference petitions are self-petition green card cases.  Generally, an EB-1 case is one of the best and faster ways to achieve green card immigration status to work and live in the U.S. permanently.

2. The government processing time for an EB-1 green card case is faster than an EB-2 or EB-3 case because of the immigrant visa number availability for green card cases under the EB-1 category.

3. The EB-1 Petitions are for one of persons with extraordinary ability in the field of sciences, arts, education, business or athletics.

4. An EB-1 extraordinary ability petition does not require an actual employer or a specific offer of employment.

5. PERM permanent labor certification is not required for these EB-1 green card cases.

6. The EB-1 applicants can include their family members in the green card cases.All Rights Reserved.

7. An applicant with a pending  green card case, who is in the U.S., should still consult with a competent immigration attorney to apply for a non-green card work visa whether or not the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued and approved his/her I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (EAD).


This article is intended for informational purposes only, and should not be relied on as a legal advice or an attorney-client relationship.  For more information, please contact Aik Wan Kok, Immigration Attorney at Tiya PLC, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 703-772-8224 or www.tiyaimmigration.com.  Tiya PLC is a U.S. professional law practice specializing in U.S. immigration law.  Ms. Kok and Tiya PLC provide legal representation to foreign nationals, individuals and their families, employers and companies in all stages and aspects of green card and work visa matters.



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