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EB-1 Requirements

Obtaining an EB-1 Visa

EB-1 – Priority Workers

  1. Workers of Extraordinary Ability in the Sciences, Arts, Education, Business, or Athletics
    • A level of expertise that places the applicant at the top of his/her field as shown by national or international acclaim.
    • The applicant must continue to work in the field of expertise.
    • The admission of the applicant must continue to benefit the U.S.
  2. Outstanding Professors and Researchers
    • Recognized internationally as an outstanding teacher or researcher in a specific academic area as evidenced by specific documentation.
    • Applicant has at least 3 years of experience in teaching or research in the academic area and has a prospective job with an approved institution of higher learning or private employer.
  3. Certain Transferring Multinational Executives and Managers
    • Employed by an entity that is related to the entity abroad where the applicant worked as a manager or executive for at least one year during the last 3 years preceding admission.
    • Petitioner (employer) must be a U.S. employer doing business in the U.S. for at least one year.
    • Petitioner must be offering the applicant a job in an executive or managerial capacity.
    • The employment abroad was with the same petitioner or a parent, affiliate, or subsidiary of the petitioner.

Among others, our attorney team had obtained lawful permanent resident status through EB-1 for the following:

  • World and European Swimming Champion, a 5-time Olympian and 2-time Olympic Silver medalist
  • World’s Top 5 Track and Field Hammer Thrower and 3-time Olympian
  • Grammy-nominated classical pianist
  • Internationally renowned muralist
  • Chief Executive Officer of a multi-national LED manufacturer
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“Mr. Chavez I cannot THANK YOU enough for helping us in reuniting our family. The WAIVER you completed for my husband was EXCELLENT. We will forever be grateful to you and your professional staff. I knew from my first consultation that you were sincere about helping your clients. You are an example of what a great attorney is. I HIGHLY recommend your law firm to everyone.“

– Elizabeth C., Crowley, TX (I-601 Waiver of inadmissibility in Cd. Juarez, Mexico)

“I am the General Counsel for a global internet security company. I have been working with Martin and his team for over three years on immigration matters including permanent residence, intracompany-transferee, investor’s, and H-1B matters. My experience has been outstanding. Martin or anyone in the firm always respond promptly and professionally. I usually work on very tight deadline and Martin and his team have always helped us achieve our goals. In my experience in comparison to working with other immigration lawyers, Chavez & Valko makes the complicated and burdensome process feel like a breeze. I would recommend Chavez & Valko to anyone who wants precision, promptness and professionalism.”

– Alexandra Albro, General Counsel, ESET ESET

“My husband WAS detained in a detention center, facing the possibility of deportation. As of today, my husband is home . . with the judge granting his cancellation of removal, and he was able to keep his permanent resident status here in the United States. . . The law firm of Chavez & Valko was wonderful to work with, guiding us through this long and difficult process with such conviction and compassion, that they gave my family and I that peace of mind of hope and encouragement that everything will be fine. . . I highly recommend the law firm of Chavez & Valko to anyone with immigration matter(s). . . Please continue doing what you do because you guys really do change lives. ”

– Removal client, Dallas, TX (Cancellation of Removal of Lawful Permanent Resident)

“My family and I would like to thank the attorneys from the immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko LLP for the great work fulfilled in my immigration case which had a happy ending. . . the immigration law argued that a criminal case like the one I had was eligible for deportation and my options were minimal. . . With their experience and great knowledge in immigration law, their perseverance and professionalism, they were able to win my case in my favor in Dallas immigration court (EOIR). I would like to give special thanks to the law firm of Chavez & Valko, who was with us at all times giving us support, security and great optimism.”

– Cecilio & Family, Dallas, TX (Defense against deportation in immigration court with 212(h) Waiver and Cuban Adjustment)

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